News tagged with rhythm

Hold the phone for vital signs

An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Engineering
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Repairing our inner clock with a two-inch fish

Circadian rhythms — the natural cycle that dictates our biological processes over a 24-hour day — does more than tell us when to sleep or wake. Disruptions in the cycle are also associated with depression, problems ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Video gaming teens sleep less: study

Teens who play a lot of video games are likely to sleep less than the eight to nine hours a night recommended for the age group, researchers said Monday.

dateMay 16, 2011 in Health
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Odd work schedules pose risk to health

(AP) -- Reports of sleeping air traffic controllers highlight a long-known and often ignored hazard: Workers on night shifts can have trouble concentrating and even staying awake.

dateApr 17, 2011 in Health
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Taking mathematics to heart

Did you know that heart attacks can give you mathematics? That statement appears on the web site of James Keener, who works in the mathematics of cardiology. This area has many problems that are ripe for unified attack by ...

dateMar 14, 2011 in Mathematics
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