A new study reports human fat cells have their own internal clocks and circadian rhythms which affect metabolic functions.
Overexposure to artificial light, especially from devices which emit blue light, can suppress melatonin and disrupt the circadian cycle, a new study reports.
According to a new study, synthetic chemicals found in some insecticides can bind to melatonin receptors, creating a higher risk for people to develop diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
Astrocytes may lead the tempo of the body's internal clock and control patterns of daily behavior, a new study reports.
Gene expression rhythms in the brains of those with schizophrenia are highly disrupted a new study reports. The expression of genes is significantly different in those with schizophrenia who died at night compared to the general population. The findings provide new insight into a potential mechanism that underlies gene expression in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in those with schizophrenia.
A study shows for the first time that certain nutrients may play an underlying role in short and long sleep duration and that people who report eating a large variety of foods; an indicator of an overall healthy diet, had the healthiest sleep patterns.
Glioblastoma stem cells' circadian clocks ramp up the cells' metabolism, making them stronger, more resistant to treatment, and able to divide and multiply more rapidly. By targeting the stem cells with a small molecule drug, researchers found mice models lived longer and their tumors shrank.
Researchers have identified specific neurons and networks that regulate 'sundowning', a phenomenon commonly seen in Alzheimer's patients who exhibit worsening confusion and aggression levels at the end of the day.