Enzyme that produces melatonin originated 500 million years ago, study shows
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists led by National Institutes of Health researchers has traced the likely origin of the enzyme needed to manufacture the hormone melatonin to roughly 500 million ...
New study suggests tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia
Drinking tart cherry juice daily could help reduce the severity of insomnia and time spent awake after going to sleep, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food1.
Room light before bedtime may impact sleep quality, blood pressure and diabetes risk
According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin lev ...
To Arctic animals, time of day really doesn't matter
In the far northern reaches of the Arctic, day versus night often doesn't mean a whole lot. During parts of the year, the sun does not set; at other times, it's just the opposite. A new study reported online ...
Melatonin, a hormone segregated by human body, regulates sleep better than somniferous
Melatonin, a natural hormone segregated by the own human body, is an excellent sleep regulator expected to replace somniferous, which are much more aggressive, to correct the sleep/wakefulness pace when human biological clock ...
Melatonin precursor stimulates growth factor circuits in brain
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered unexpected properties for a precursor to melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep cycles.
7 solutions for sleepless situations
Seven solutions for sleepless situations.
Lack of morning light keeping teenagers up at night
The first field study on the impact of light on teenagers' sleeping habits finds that insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep.
Enzyme characterization brings biochemists closer to mosquito drug targets
(Phys.org) -- Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University of Wisconsin Madison have identified key structural components of an enzyme that plays many roles in insects, including ...
Study shines light on night-time alertness
The circadian system is not the only pathway involved in determining alertness at night. Research described in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience showed that red light, which does not stimulate the circadian system ...
Researchers devise a new way to plot circadian clock
Connection between light at night (LAN) and cancer revealed in additional study
A new study from the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer. This research joins a series of earlier studies ...
Does Your Shift at Work Put You at a Greater Risk for Developing Cancer?
Does your shift at work put you at a greater risk for developing cancer?
Less than one-third of children ages 5-15 will wake up to home smoke alarms
An Australian study to determine the likelihood of school-aged children waking up to their home smoke alarm found that 78% of children slept through a smoke alarm sounding for 30 seconds. The outcomes of the study are published ...