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Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?
Melatonin controls the body clock -- high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. (2020-04-03)
Did cataract surgery change melatonin secretion in older patients?
The secretion of melatonin is an important indicator of the body's circadian rhythm. (2020-03-05)
Smelling your lover's shirt could improve your sleep
The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia. (2020-02-13)
Novel melatonin receptor molecules make possible therapies to adjust biological clock
Researchers have discovered through a vast and novel computational library the first molecules that can modulate circadian rhythms by binding with high selectivity to the MT1 melatonin receptor in the brain. (2020-02-10)
Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury
Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep which was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair. (2020-01-15)
Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals
Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. (2019-12-19)
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery
Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. (2019-10-09)
Genes 'lost' in whales and dolphins helped their ancestors transition to life underwater
When cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) transitioned from life on land to life in the sea about 50 million years ago, 85 genes became inactivated in these species, according to a new study. (2019-09-25)
Melatonin is a potential drug for the prevention of bone loss during space flight
Melatonin could be a novel drug for preventing bone loss of astronauts during space flight. (2019-09-03)
1 in 300 thrives on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routine
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4 a.m., may be significantly more common than previously believed. (2019-08-06)
Study looks at melatonin use, sleep patterns in school-age kids
This observational study used a study group of children from the Netherlands to examine how common was the use of melatonin and its association with sleep patterns in school-age children. (2019-07-22)
'Mystical' psychedelic compound found in normal brains
A study in rats has revealed the presence of naturally occurring DMT, an increasingly popular hallucinogen. (2019-06-27)
Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use
Sleep in teenagers can be improved by just one week of limiting their evening exposure to light-emitting screens on phones, tablets and computers, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-19)
Researchers create the first maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake up and guide other biological processes. (2019-04-24)
A good night's sleep may be in sight
Having a map of the two cell receptors for melatonin could lead to better drugs to address insomnia or other conditions affected by those receptors. (2019-04-24)
Melatonin's heart protective effects not related to its antioxidant properties
Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. (2019-04-09)
Breast cancer may be likelier to spread to bone with nighttime dim-light exposure
Exposure to dim light at night, which is common in today's lifestyle, may contribute to the spread of breast cancer to the bones, researchers have shown for the first time in an animal study. (2019-03-23)
Blue-enriched white light to wake you up in the morning
Here is good news for those who have difficulty with morning alertness. (2019-03-06)
Exercise in morning or afternoon to shift your body clock forward
Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise. (2019-02-19)
Researchers propose guidelines for the therapeutic use of melatonin
In an article published in Endocrine Reviews, Brazilian professors discuss the general criteria to be considered when prescribing the pineal hormone as a health supplement. (2018-12-11)
Addressing sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury
Amsterdam, NL, December 10, 2018 - Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2018-12-10)
Children's Colorado researchers link sleep health to insulin resistance in obese teens
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens' sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. (2018-12-03)
Shedding light on new treatment options for perimenopausal depression and sleep problems
Light therapy has long been a recognized treatment option for depression. (2018-10-03)
Postnatal depression could be linked to fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy
Women in late pregnancy during darker months of the year may have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression once their babies are born. (2018-09-27)
More than half of parents of sleep-deprived teens blame electronics
Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child's shut-eye. (2018-09-17)
Living in areas with less sun may increase your risk of OCD
Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2018-07-10)
A gene linked to job-related exhaustion in shift workers increases the risk of Alzheimer's
A new study shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. (2018-07-06)
Shining new light on the pineal gland
Biologists from the University of Freiburg identify a gene controlling left-right asymmetry in the brain and sleep-wake cycles. (2018-07-04)
Use of alternative medicines has doubled among kids, especially teens
Since 2003, the use of alternative medicines among children has doubled. (2018-06-18)
Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sleep
A new Physiological Reports study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desired bedtimes, suppress secretion of melatonin (the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness), and impair next-morning alertness. (2018-05-23)
New findings explain how melatonin promotes sleep
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keeps you awake and alert. (2018-05-15)
Does melatonin do anything? (video)
Melatonin is a widely used supplement. Many people turn to the hormone hoping it will improve their sleep, but do claims of its efficacy have any merit? (2018-05-10)
The rhythms of the night?
New research published in The Journal of Physiology has illuminated the effects of night-time light exposure on internal body clock processes. (2018-04-29)
Study links night exposure to blue light with breast and prostate cancer
A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives reports a link between exposure to blue light at night and higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. (2018-04-25)
New leads in the development and treatment of liver disease
A treatment gap remains for many conditions involving damage to the liver, the body's main organ for removing toxins, among other functions. (2018-04-21)
Moving light-dark exposure could reduce disruption faced by night shift workers
New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that our brain clock can be shifted by light exposure, potentially to align it with night shift patterns. (2018-03-27)
Preschoolers exposed to nighttime light lack melatonin
A new study from University of Colorado Boulder found that preschoolers exposed to bright light at bedtime had an 88 percent reduction in melatonin levels. (2018-03-05)
Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?
A new British Journal of Pharmacology review highlights the role of melatonin -- a hormone that is produced at night -- in regulating sleep and the body's biological, or circadian, clock. (2018-01-10)
Amber-tinted glasses may provide relief for insomnia
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a method to reduce the adverse effects of evening ambient light exposure, while still allowing use of blue light-emitting devices. (2017-12-15)
UTSA researcher collaborates with Canadian geneticist to explore 30-year old medical case
Aimin Liu, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has published research demystifying a decades-old medical case. (2017-11-02)
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