Circadian Rhythm

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).Read More →

Circadian rhythm

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,Read More →

Genes follows a day/night rhythm in many tissue types

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 trueRead More →

Tumor cells use the unfolded protein response to alter circadian rhythm

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 ofRead More →

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 acuteRead More →

Biological Clock

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 peekRead More →

Sleep is an unseen but highly important factor for the human body to be fit. Getting a good night’s sleep is a must to regulate our involuntary functions and keep the state of our body and mind in absolute health. Disturbances in our sleeping patterns can leave us feeling exhaustedRead More →