News tagged with rhythm

Putting the fire out with light

Chili peppers contain an activator of heat-sensitive pain receptors. An LMU team has now converted an antagonist to the compound into a light-sensitive regulator of such receptors that can differentially modulate the effects ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Plants let chloroplasts know the time

( —Plant cells communicate information about the time of day to their chloroplasts, the part of their cells that underpins all agricultural productivity on Earth, researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nano oscillators synchronized by light

(—Synchronization phenomena are everywhere in the physical world—from circadian rhythms to side-by-side pendulum clocks coupled mechanically through vibrations in the wall. Researchers have now demonstrated synchronization ...

dateDec 17, 2012 in Nanophysics
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