Medical research

Research discovers link between stress and circadian clock health

The human body has an internal biological clock that is constantly running. Our well-being is dependent on the function of that clock. New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School found a little stress can ...

Medical research

New gears in your sleep clock

The circadian cycle, a long-studied factor controlling human sleep cycles, actually has two forms, one that keeps a key protein stable, and another that promotes its degradation.

Genetics

New insights into gene underlying circadian rhythms

A genetic modification in a "clock gene" that influences circadian rhythm produced significant changes in the length and magnitude of cycles, providing insight into the complex system and giving scientists a new tool to further ...

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

Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary circadian clock

In December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock in fruit flies. Biochemist Professor Dr. Dorothee Staiger of Bielefeld University has been ...

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