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 →

Night shift-gene expression-Sleep pattern

Source: McGill University Summary: Researchers have discovered that genes regulating important biological processes are incapable of adapting to new sleeping and eating patterns and that most of them stay tuned to their daytime biological clock rhythms. Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have anRead More →

gene expression to process electrochemical information

Source: Harvard Medical School Summary: Researchers reported that bits of a neuron’s activity record can be reconstructed by analyzing its gene expression pattern the particular genes that are active in the cell. From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, anytime you experience something, yourRead More →

Clock Protein

Source: University of Pennsylvania Summary: According to new research, the up-and-down daily cycles of a long-studied clock protein called Rev-erb coordinates the ebb and flow of gene expression by tightening and loosening loops in chromosomes. Human physiology works on a 24-hour cycle of gene expression (when the chromosome coding region is translated by RNARead 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 →

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 →

Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

Source: University of California San Diego Summary: A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Cancer that spreads throughout the body from where it started is called as metastatic cancer and the process is termed as metastasis. ThisRead More →