Study reveals how certain genetic mutations can shorten the timing of the circadian clock, making some people extreme "morning larks" because their internal clock operates on a 20-hour cycle, as opposed to a 24-hour cycle.
According to a Cell Reports study, mice with abnormal eating schedules are more likely to develop skin cancer cells. Researchers report abnormal eating times disrupt the skin's circadian cycle and weakens the potency of an enzyme that protects against UV rays.
New research into twins finds insomnia in adolescence and childhood could be explained by genetic factors, at least in part.
Researchers have identified a molecular switch which helps regulate the circadian clock and allows the body to keep time.
The immune response varies greatly, depending on the time of day a parasitic infection occurs, a new study reports. Researchers note infections that occur early at night were more successful as this is a time when the immune response is strongest. Parasitic infection thrives when it is able to elicit a strong immune response.
A new study traces the mechanisms that link environmental signals and our circadian clocks.
A new study reveals how the production of p75NTR protein oscillates in time with the body's natural circadian rhythm and how these oscillations help regulate vital metabolic functions. The findings offer an insight into how circadian rhythm helps maintain the body's overall metabolic health.