NG2-glia, a newly discovered type of brain cell that can renew itself is regulated by circadian rhythms. The findings shed new light on how the body's circadian clock can promote healing following a traumatic brain injury.
Neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus coordinate to adapt to different lengths of daylight, changing at cellular and network levels. The neurons changed in mix and expression of dopamine, altering brain activity and subsequently daily routine behaviors.
Circadian rhythm disruption plays a critical role in weight gain, a new study reports.
Maternal biological rhythms support the development of the fetal suprachiasmatic nuclei.
Pooled data reveals shift workers perform worse on tasks associated with attention, working memory, and information processing than non-shift workers.
Chronic stress accelerates the body's epigenetic clock, however, those that can manage the effects of stress by strengthening their emotional regulation and self-control can slow the process.
Researchers have identified a new gene called Tango10 which plays a key role in daily circadian behavioral rhythms.
A reconstituted circadian clock of cyanobacteria can run for consistent days, allowing researchers to study the interactions of the clock proteins in real-time and observe how the clock exerts control over gene expression.
A new study traces the mechanisms that link environmental signals and our circadian clocks.
Daily release of glucocorticoids depends on coordination between the clock gene and activity rhythms of neurons within two parts of the hypothalamus.