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Jet lag, medically referred to as "desynchronosis," is a physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
Light-controlled on/off switch helps control biological clock in cultured cells, explanted tissue

Light-controlled on/off switch helps control biological clock in cultured cells, explanted tissue

New study reviews effect of coffee on people's sleep and wake cycles

New study reviews effect of coffee on people's sleep and wake cycles

Researchers discover unexpected role for the clock gene in prostate cancer progression

Researchers discover unexpected role for the clock gene in prostate cancer progression

Scientists investigate how cell membrane and COVID-19 virus impact each other

Scientists investigate how cell membrane and COVID-19 virus impact each other

Studies show how individual cells maintain their internal clocks

Studies show how individual cells maintain their internal clocks

Scientists demonstrate importance of aligning internal circadian clock with day-night cycles

Scientists demonstrate importance of aligning internal circadian clock with day-night cycles

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?

Changing clocks is bad for your health, but which time to choose?

Study explains how certain mutations can shorten biological clock timing

Study explains how certain mutations can shorten biological clock timing

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Researchers receive $1 million grant to study effects of bacteria on the brain

Researchers receive $1 million grant to study effects of bacteria on the brain

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Irregularity in eating schedules during weekend linked to obesity

Irregularity in eating schedules during weekend linked to obesity

Missing one night of sleep may increase Alzheimer's biomarker, study finds

Missing one night of sleep may increase Alzheimer's biomarker, study finds

Body clock gene impairs defense against pneumonia

Body clock gene impairs defense against pneumonia

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

High glucose impairs circadian clock function, may increase cardiovascular risk

High glucose impairs circadian clock function, may increase cardiovascular risk

Sleep DownUnder 2019 hosts leading experts to reveal latest snooze secrets

Sleep DownUnder 2019 hosts leading experts to reveal latest snooze secrets

Researchers identify an immune cell that helps keep time in the gut

Researchers identify an immune cell that helps keep time in the gut