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Circadian Rhythm is the regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, feeding, etc. This rhythm seems to be set by a 'biological clock' which seems to be set by recurring daylight and darkness.
Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness

Deleting single gene in gut bacteria affects metabolism, reduces weight gain in mice

Deleting single gene in gut bacteria affects metabolism, reduces weight gain in mice

New AASM guideline recommends use of actigraphy for sleep disorders

New AASM guideline recommends use of actigraphy for sleep disorders

Research reveals new gears in the circadian clock

Research reveals new gears in the circadian clock

People living in areas with less sunlight may have high risk of OCD

People living in areas with less sunlight may have high risk of OCD

Study finds common risk gene for both job-related exhaustion in shift workers and Alzheimer's

Study finds common risk gene for both job-related exhaustion in shift workers and Alzheimer's

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Study shows increased risk of cancer among US flight attendants

Researchers find enzyme responsible for aircraft noise-related vascular damage

Researchers find enzyme responsible for aircraft noise-related vascular damage

Researchers uncover why people with Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances

Researchers uncover why people with Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances

Mood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds study

Mood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds study

Early time-restricted feeding improves blood sugar control and blood pressure, study shows

Early time-restricted feeding improves blood sugar control and blood pressure, study shows

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Research team uncovers link between circadian clock and aggression center in the brain

Research team uncovers link between circadian clock and aggression center in the brain

Circadian rhythm discovery may lead to improved light-therapy treatments

Circadian rhythm discovery may lead to improved light-therapy treatments

Study to examine whether cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit to children with autism

Study to examine whether cannabidiol provides therapeutic benefit to children with autism

Study suggests link between regular mid-day naps and neurocognitive function in teens

Study suggests link between regular mid-day naps and neurocognitive function in teens

Blue light exposure at night linked to higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer

Blue light exposure at night linked to higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer

Researchers identify novel pathway in development of AML with poor prognosis

Researchers identify novel pathway in development of AML with poor prognosis

People who stay up late risk shorter lives

People who stay up late risk shorter lives

Low grades linked to class schedules that do not match natural biological rhythms

Low grades linked to class schedules that do not match natural biological rhythms