Source: Science X Network Summary: A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has identified circadian rhythm patterns in human skin based on genetic biomarkers. More Information: Gang Wu et al. Population-level rhythms in human skin with implications for circadian medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018).
Source: Northwestern University Summary: 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. Various groups have tried to get at internal circadian time from a blood test, but nothing has been as accurate or easy. The test,
ource: University of Tsukuba Summary: In a new study, researchers aimed to identify the important players implicated in arousal regulation. The study was focused on populations of few key neurons. Sleep is an autonomic process and is not always under our direct, voluntary control. Awake or asleep, we are basically
Source: Salk Institute Summary: Researchers have uncovered how the liver can have a speedy response to food; liver cells store up pre-RNA molecules involved in glucose and fat metabolism. Minutes after you eat a meal, as nutrients rush into your bloodstream, your body makes massive shifts in how it breaks down and stores fats and
Source: Salk Institute Summary: Researchers in a new study found that the activity of nearly 80 percent of genes follows a day/night rhythm in many tissue types and brain regions. To everything there is a season, this saying applies to many human endeavors and the new research shows it’s even true
Source: Medical University of South Carolina Summary: Researchers found that tumor cells use the unfolded protein response to alter circadian rhythm, which contributes to more tumor growth. A key part of the circadian clock opposes this process. For tumors to grow and spread, cancer cells must make larger than normal amounts of
Source: Tel Aviv University Summary: Researchers in a new study pinpointed the effect of breakfast on clock gene expression which regulates the post-meal glucose and insulin responses in healthy and diabetic individuals. Skipping breakfast is very much often linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The acute
The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the year 2017 was awarded jointly to three Americans for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the Circadian rhythms. The citation for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize says the researchers isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm. They “were able to peek