News tagged with circadian

SAD affects many through winter months

For many, the changing of the seasons means cozy dark evenings of winter and enjoying holiday light displays. But perhaps for you, the shortening of the days signals a time when you feel down, sad or withdrawn. You may notice ...

Feb 18, 2011
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Jet lag uncovered by mould

Humans are not the only species ruled by a circadian rhythm. Even simple organisms like moulds are governed by an inner clock.

Jan 04, 2011
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New chemical may lead to jet lag drug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jet lag, as every long-distance airline passenger knows, disrupts the body's normal circadian rhythms, or body clocks, and causes some very unpleasant effects such as disturbed sleep and fatigue. ...

Dec 16, 2010 report
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Plant clock gene also works in human cells

A gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock has been identified by UC Davis researchers. And not only is the plant gene very similar to one in humans, but the human gene can work in plant cells ...

Dec 01, 2010
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