News tagged with seasonal affective disorder

Light technologies illuminate global challenges

During these dark winter months, spare a thought for artificial lights. From strings of lights adding holiday cheer to artificial sunlamps alleviating seasonal affective disorder, they brighten our days. And light's applications ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle found

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. ...

dateSep 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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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 But perhaps for you, the shortening of the days signals a time when you feel down, sad or withdrawn.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 ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Gerbils also get the winter blues

December 21 -- the date of the winter solstice -- marks the shortest day of the year. Many people may find themselves wanting to spend more time on the couch and less time with friends -- one of the effects of seasonal affective ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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