Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer's disease are known to have disturbances in their internal body clocks that affect the sleep/wake cycle and may increase risk of developing the disorder. Now, new research at Washington University School ...

Medical research

Gene-edited disease monkeys cloned in China

The first cohort of five gene-edited monkey clones made from fibroblasts of a monkey with disease phenotypes were born recently at the Institute of Neuroscience (ION) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Shanghai. ...

Medical research

Cancer overrides the circadian clock to survive

Tumor cells use the unfolded protein response to alter circadian rhythm, which contributes to more tumor growth, Hollings Cancer Center researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) find. A key part of the ...

Medical research

Study shows circadian rhythm does a lot more than keep time

A new study from University of Alberta geneticists shows that our circadian rhythm has a much more important role than previously thought. It was well established that our internal clock regulates our eating and sleeping ...

Genetics

Study identifies 'night owl' gene variant

If you've been a night owl all your life and mornings are your nemesis, you may be able to blame a gene mutation for all those late nights.

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