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Melatonin, also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants, and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the entrainment of the circadian rhythms of several biological functions.
Circadian disruption and sleep restriction increase risk of MS in teens

Circadian disruption and sleep restriction increase risk of MS in teens

Autism Speaks announces 10 new research grants

Autism Speaks announces 10 new research grants

RAZCER (Rapid Astrazeneca and CARO Evaluation of Radio-modifiers) awards announced - five Canadians win

RAZCER (Rapid Astrazeneca and CARO Evaluation of Radio-modifiers) awards announced - five Canadians win

Rotating shift pattern may not disrupt circadian rhythm or melatonin production

Rotating shift pattern may not disrupt circadian rhythm or melatonin production

Exposure to 'white' LED light suppresses melatonin production

Exposure to 'white' LED light suppresses melatonin production

Age-related lens yellowing linked to sleep disorders

Age-related lens yellowing linked to sleep disorders

New findings on human brain's photosensitivity

New findings on human brain's photosensitivity

Insufficient sleep can reduce benefit of hormones released during sleep

Insufficient sleep can reduce benefit of hormones released during sleep

New insights into 'sundowning' syndrome

New insights into 'sundowning' syndrome

Tips to get better sleep

Tips to get better sleep

Melatonin can help fight obesity and risks associated with it

Melatonin can help fight obesity and risks associated with it

New study sheds light on sleep problems in children with autism

New study sheds light on sleep problems in children with autism

Vanda to initiate tasimelteon Phase IIb/III clinical trial in Major Depressive Disorder

Vanda to initiate tasimelteon Phase IIb/III clinical trial in Major Depressive Disorder

Dementia & Alzheimer’s drug trial with sleep hormone melatonin

Dementia & Alzheimer’s drug trial with sleep hormone melatonin

From fatigued to fantastic! You CAN effectively treat CFS, fatigue, fibromyalgia and muscle pain

From fatigued to fantastic! You CAN effectively treat CFS, fatigue, fibromyalgia and muscle pain

LRC professors develop daylighting design guide for school students

LRC professors develop daylighting design guide for school students

Poll explores link between Americans' use of communication technologies and sleep habits

Poll explores link between Americans' use of communication technologies and sleep habits

Night shift work may reduce risk of skin cancer in women

Night shift work may reduce risk of skin cancer in women

Study finds link between sleep duration and colorectal adenomas

Study finds link between sleep duration and colorectal adenomas

Study suggests human amniotic cells 'cross talk' with melatonin receptor MT1

Study suggests human amniotic cells 'cross talk' with melatonin receptor MT1