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.
Sleep gene discovery

Sleep gene discovery

New genetic findings relating to the tau mutation

New genetic findings relating to the tau mutation

Scientists find sleep hormone melatonin in red wine grapes

Scientists find sleep hormone melatonin in red wine grapes

Melatonin, taken orally can improve ability to sleep

Melatonin, taken orally can improve ability to sleep

Prenatal exposure to alcohol can change child's circadian rhythms

Prenatal exposure to alcohol can change child's circadian rhythms

Teens life quality affected by a lack of sleep

Teens life quality affected by a lack of sleep

Evidence that the eye has complementary brain-signaling systems at work

Evidence that the eye has complementary brain-signaling systems at work

Study finds light sensing cells develop before vision

Study finds light sensing cells develop before vision

Bright light therapy may aid patients with depressive and bipolar disorders

Bright light therapy may aid patients with depressive and bipolar disorders

Circadian rhythm - two key groups of neurons control morning and evening activity

Circadian rhythm - two key groups of neurons control morning and evening activity

Simple, at-home treatment for jet lag

Simple, at-home treatment for jet lag

How the brain tracks time is essential to understanding all its functions

How the brain tracks time is essential to understanding all its functions

Talk therapy effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Talk therapy effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Researchers find gene that is important for the control of fundamental rhythms in nematode worms

Researchers find gene that is important for the control of fundamental rhythms in nematode worms

Computer model shows biochemical variations, or noise, leads to oscillations in gene regulation that couldn't otherwise be predicted

Computer model shows biochemical variations, or noise, leads to oscillations in gene regulation that couldn't otherwise be predicted

Temperature can regulate the circadian clock in zebrafish

Temperature can regulate the circadian clock in zebrafish

New method to measure circadian cycles

New method to measure circadian cycles

Natural daily body rhythms may influence the effectiveness of spinal-epidural pain medication

Natural daily body rhythms may influence the effectiveness of spinal-epidural pain medication

New insight into how protein E75 may control circadian rhythms and metabolic processes

New insight into how protein E75 may control circadian rhythms and metabolic processes

Serotonin may play a role in maintaining circadian rhythm

Serotonin may play a role in maintaining circadian rhythm