Neuroscience

Cytoplasmic traffic jam disrupts sleep-wake cycles

KAIST mathematicians and their collaborators at Florida State University have identified the principle of how aging and diseases like dementia and obesity cause sleep disorders. A combination of mathematical modeling and ...

Medical research

Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep

A Nagoya University-led research team in Japan has found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals. The team identified a neuron, called the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to cope with a complicated winter amid COVID-19

The upcoming holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging—California recently surpassed 1 million known cases—as quarantine fatigue grows. Shorter and colder days are coming, ...

Neuroscience

How the brain's inner clock measures seconds

UCLA researchers have pinpointed a second hand to the brain's internal clock. By revealing how and where the brain counts and represents seconds, the UCLA discovery will expand scientists' understanding of normal and abnormal ...

Neuroscience

Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice

A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects ...

Medical research

Protein found that keeps the circadian clock on schedule

A team of researchers from several institutions in China and two in the U.S. has discovered a protein that keeps the circadian clock on schedule in mice. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, ...

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