British researchers have identified insulin's role in helping keep the body clock functioning properly. The hormone acts as a signal to let different cellular processes operate in line with each other.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2019
People who wake up early are more likely to have better mental health than night owls who stay up too late. In a massive new study, researchers identified genes responsible for the body clock.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2019
Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018
A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018
ZeitZeiger, a computer method developed at Vanderbilt University, uses blood samples to measure the circadian time of the body. This method can eventually be used to personalize treatments for sleep-related disorders.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2017
Flashing-light therapy makes it easier for the body's biological clock to transition to new time zone helping prevent jet lag. The method can help travelers and night-shift workers who need to adjust their circadian clock.
Life February 9, 2016
Scientist use light to cause "jet lag" in fruit fly brains. Study is the first to identify how light cues can "reset" the body clock through an organism's neural network, they say.
March 9, 2015
Scientists discover that the body does not just have a master clock controlling sleep cycles in the brain, but it also has a local clock that regulates histamines that keep the body awake.
Internet Culture November 14, 2014
There’s a right time for everything. According to a study, this includes when to take your medication to make it more effective.
Life October 28, 2014
Effects of long flights, crossing different time zones, or even stress brought by shift-work disrupts one's body clock. What if there is a pill just for that?
Life March 22, 2014
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