News tagged with circadian

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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New regulator of circadian clock identified

Daily sleeping and eating patterns are critical to human well-being and health. Now, a new study from Concordia University has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates these cycles by altering the activity of ...

Oct 20, 2010
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Shift work and cancer

Shift work can cause cancer. In the new issue of the Deutsches Arzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[38]: 657-62), Thomas C. Erren and colleagues describe the current state of knowledge in this area and po ...

Oct 08, 2010
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