Circadian Rhythm News and Research

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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.
Adolescents who don't get enough sleep might be jeopardizing their athletic performance,

Adolescents who don't get enough sleep might be jeopardizing their athletic performance,

Cancer treatment - timing is everything

Cancer treatment - timing is everything

Researchers zero in on sleep gene

Researchers zero in on sleep gene

Sydney Research Institute raises concerns about sleepy doctors

Sydney Research Institute raises concerns about sleepy doctors

Brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism

Brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism

Body's 24-hour internal clock linked to obesity and diabetes

Body's 24-hour internal clock linked to obesity and diabetes

Gene could be cause of early bird disorder

Gene could be cause of early bird disorder

A circadian rhythm gene discovered

A circadian rhythm gene discovered

New directions toward the treatment of bipolar disorder

New directions toward the treatment of bipolar disorder

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide needed by the brain's biological clock to coordinate daily rhythms

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide needed by the brain's biological clock to coordinate daily rhythms

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

Lack of sleep could make you fat

Lack of sleep could make you fat

Biological clock affects the patterns of heart-rate control in healthy individuals

Biological clock affects the patterns of heart-rate control in healthy individuals

Effective management of insomnia begins with recognition and adequate assessment

Effective management of insomnia begins with recognition and adequate assessment

Discovery of gene mutation in fruit flies that alters sensitivity to crack cocaine

Discovery of gene mutation in fruit flies that alters sensitivity to crack cocaine

Discovery of internal molecular clock that governs the metabolism of sugars and fats within the body

Discovery of internal molecular clock that governs the metabolism of sugars and fats within the body

First study to measure the influence of night-shift work on hormone levels that may affect breast-cancer risk

First study to measure the influence of night-shift work on hormone levels that may affect breast-cancer risk

Chemical pathways of serotonin in the nervous system pave way for future pharmaceutical treatments for depression

Chemical pathways of serotonin in the nervous system pave way for future pharmaceutical treatments for depression

Experts consider evidence of link between the rise in childhood leukaemia and increased light at night

Experts consider evidence of link between the rise in childhood leukaemia and increased light at night

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention