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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.
Melatonin may be served as a potential anti-fibrotic drug

Melatonin may be served as a potential anti-fibrotic drug

Gene scan shows body's sleep cycle influences numerous physical functions

Gene scan shows body's sleep cycle influences numerous physical functions

Identification of triggering mechanism by which breast and prostate cancer cells begin

Identification of triggering mechanism by which breast and prostate cancer cells begin

Valdoxan granted marketing authorisation for the treatment of major depressive episodes in Europe

Valdoxan granted marketing authorisation for the treatment of major depressive episodes in Europe

deCODE to integrate new genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes into its personal genome scan service

deCODE to integrate new genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes into its personal genome scan service

Scientists find 12 new genes with potential as drug targets

Scientists find 12 new genes with potential as drug targets

Body clock and sleep patterns linked to diabetes and high blood sugar

Body clock and sleep patterns linked to diabetes and high blood sugar

Light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses help night-shift workers

Light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses help night-shift workers

New sleeping pill could be the answer to jet lag

New sleeping pill could be the answer to jet lag

New drug tasimelteon may cure jet lag

New drug tasimelteon may cure jet lag

Treatments for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Treatments for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Turn up the lights and slow down dementia!

Turn up the lights and slow down dementia!

Mobile phone use during pregnancy may increase child's risk of behavioural problems

Mobile phone use during pregnancy may increase child's risk of behavioural problems

Red wine antioxidant resveratrol kills cancer

Red wine antioxidant resveratrol kills cancer

The effect of melatonin on colitis

The effect of melatonin on colitis

Poor sleep more dangerous for women

Poor sleep more dangerous for women

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

Why is flu worse in winter?

Why is flu worse in winter?

Prolonged exposure to night shift work increases odds of cancer

Prolonged exposure to night shift work increases odds of cancer

Night shift work linked to cancer risk

Night shift work linked to cancer risk