News tagged with wake cycles
Most often, people associate circadian rhythms with the symptoms of jet lag that occur after crossing several time zones. Circadian rhythms, which get their cues from light and darkness, can change sleep-wake ...
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have made a discovery in neuroscience that could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.
Neuroscience Apr 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—With every sunrise and sunset, our eyes make note of the light as it waxes and wanes, a process that is critical to aligning our circadian rhythms to match the solar day so we are alert during the day and ...
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Almost all animals have a hard-wired 'body-clock' that controls biological function in cycles of approximately 24 hours. This is known as the circadian rhythm and, in mammals, it is controlled by signaling ...
Neuroscience Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—The days and weeks after hospital discharge are a vulnerable time for people, with one in five older Americans readmitted within a month—often for symptoms unrelated to the original illness.
Health Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
It is one of the ironies of sleep research that scientists stay up all night to do it.
Health Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Sleep, or lack of it, can determine level of cognitive performance which is linked with accidents as well as increased risk of serious health problems. Links between cell energy levels, gene transcription ...
Medical research May 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a mechanism involving the neurotransmitter dopamine that switches fruit fly behavior from being active during the day ...
Genetics May 14, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Older animals show cellular changes in the brain "clock" that sets sleep and wakeful periods, according to new research in the April 25 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may help explain why elderly people ...
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Health care providers assess blood and tissue type as well as organ size and health to enhance transplant success. New research indicates that checklist might also need to include the circadian clock.
Medical research Oct 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Neuropsychiatric disorders are the second largest cause of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. The scientific community has widely accepted that people who battle neuropsychiatric disorders such ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 21, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The old adage "Looks can be deceiving" certainly rings true when it comes to people. But it is also accurate when describing special light-sensing cells in the eye, according to a Johns Hopkins University biologist.
Medical research Jul 25, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
By virtue of having survived, all animals-from flies to man-share a common expertise. All can distinguish times of plenty from famine and adjust their metabolism or behavior accordingly. Failure to do so signals ...
Medical research May 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |