Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child's shut-eye.
Using new bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created a new database of daily rhythms in human gene activity -- including many genes that regulate how drugs work. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers say their results could have significant implications for a growing field of study called circadian medicine -- timing the administration of drugs or other therapies to coincide with the body's internal clock.
Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body's circadian rhythms is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.
The first simple blood test to identify your body's precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by scientists. The test, which requires only two blood draws, can tell physicians and researchers the time in your body despite the time in the external world. The new test for the first time will provide the opportunity to easily examine the impact of misaligned circadian clocks in a range of diseases from heart disease to diabetes to Alzheimer's.
An international research team led by the University of California, Irvine has identified a system of communication networks that exists among organs and tissues that regulate metabolism. Findings from their study provide, for the first time, a detailed 'atlas' illustrating how the body creates and uses energy, and how imbalances in the networks may impact overall health.
In a paper to be published in the September 2018 issue of Biophysical Reviews and Letters, researchers have discovered that there is a correlation and possible cause and effect between otherwise invisible dark matter particles and melanoma, a type of skin cancer. This opens the door to more research in the interdisciplinary fields of physics and medicine.
Small, New World monkeys called marmosets can mimic the sleep disturbances, changes in circadian rhythm, and cognitive impairment people with Parkinson's disease develop, according to a new study by scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
It turns out timing really is everything, at least when it comes to the diets of lab mice whose circadian clocks are disrupted. A study published in Cell Metabolism is reporting that limiting the times when the animals eat can correct obesity and other metabolic problems that are normally seen in these mice, even when they're fed an unhealthy diet. The results suggest a previously unknown link between disruption of the clock and eating behavior.
Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway have discovered a network of brain cells that expresses our sense of time in experiences and memories. Their findings are published in this week's Nature magazine.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and collaborating institutions developed a unified, data-driven computational approach to infer and reveal connections among cells in biological and chemical oscillatory networks.