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
Human fat cells follow its own biological clock that regulates metabolism and appetite. This new finding helps scientists better understand the role of circadian rhythm in key body functions.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 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
Students whose circadian rhythms are not in sync with their class schedules are more likely to have lower grades. Which students are most vulnerable to the effects of class-induced jet lags?
Feature | Health March 30, 2018
Researchers who studied aging mice revealed why older people tend to find it difficult to fall asleep. Their findings showed a link between the aging process and how age impairs the body's circadian clock.
Public Health March 28, 2018
Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017
The circadian rhythm dictates your sleep cycle and regulates hormone activity responsible for most physiological processes. Studies have shown the circadian clock, which can be altered by the ‘night owl’ gene, also influences how the body responds to medication.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017
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
Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017
Frequent travelers experience jet lag a lot and it’s never pleasant. According to researchers, getting your circadian rhythm on track again and getting proper sleep may just be a blast of low-oxygen air away.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2016
Male species of the midshipman fish often 'sing' to woo females during breeding season, but scientists have long wondered why these aquatic animals only sing late at night. A new study may provide an explanation.
Animals September 22, 2016
The sunflower seems to follow the sun as it moves across the sky during the day. Researchers of a new study identified the mechanisms behind this movement.
Earth/Environment August 5, 2016
A new study suggests that people who crossed different time zones traveling eastward suffer from jet lag more than those going west. Researchers believe this has connected to how the brain is able to operate the body's biological clock.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016
Another reason you should get a decent amount of sleep: a new study suggests sleep loss and delayed bedtimes may increase your risk for heart disease. The risk is stronger for shift workers.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
Age and gender are some of the top factors that may affect the amount of sleep, a new study has found. Nationality and other societal and cultural factors were also found to play roles.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2016
Women may be more affected by late night shifts than men, a new study has revealed. This can in turn affect their work performance.
Life April 21, 2016
Key findings on how we fall asleep and wake up have been revealed in this new study. This pivotal information could greatly contribute toward treatments for sleep-deprived conditions such as insomnia and jet lag.
Life April 21, 2016
Researchers demonstrate how the kidney's innate circadian clock affects metabolic processes in the body. These variations are crucial to the levels of lipids, amino acids and other blood components in the body.
Life April 11, 2016
Lack of sleep is experienced by a lot of people across the globe. A new report says that one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep.
Life February 19, 2016
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
Eating late at night or at times normally intended for sleeping may affect memory and learning. Experiments on mice shows that those who ate early had better memory than those who ate late or just before sleeping.
Life December 26, 2015
Plants have super powers. They can ward off infection by regulating their internal molecular clock to anticipate impending infection by pathogens.
Earth/Environment December 18, 2015
Sudden changes in sleep routines could increase the risks for diabetes and heart disease, a new study revealed. Researchers looked into a person’s social jetlag or the differences between the body’s circadian rhythm and the person’s social schedules.
Life November 19, 2015
Drinking coffee in the evening does not just prevent sleep. Caffeine can also make it difficult to get up at the right time the next morning because it disrupts the body's internal clock.
Life September 17, 2015
With the current start time in schools, students lose about 10 hours of sleep per week, says sleep expert Paul Kelly. He also believes starting work before 9 a.m. is torture.
Life September 10, 2015
Need better sleep? Go and enjoy nature, said researchers, offering further proof that spending time outdoors has health benefits, most especially for those 65 years old and above.
Life August 25, 2015
Researchers discover how light/dark cycles trigger brain proteins to regulate our body clocks. These findings could lead to treatments for conditions linked to body clock disruption.
Life April 27, 2015
Researchers peer into our body clocks to see what make them "tick." Changes at the molecular level set the "speed" of our circadian rhythm, they find.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2015
Night shift work, with its disruption of circadian rhythm and sleep deprivation, linked to elevated diabetes risk in black women, study finds. And the risk goes up the longer night work continues through life, researchers find.
Life January 12, 2015
Genetic data from the centipede shows how it evolved from its original habitat in the sea to its current underground home. The study also found that the arthropod lacks genes that help detect light.
Earth/Environment November 28, 2014
A new study shows that shift work for an extended period of time negatively affects the brain.
Internet Culture November 4, 2014
What time of day we spend in sunlight has surprising effect on our weight, scientists say morning light is best.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 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