Stress hormone may control circadian rhythm

Stress hormones in the blood have a big influence on the brain's circadian rhythm, according to research in rats.

Anders Buch-Larsen | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms hormones stress

T cells are more active at different times of the day

Our biological clock helps guide our immune system's response to invaders like viruses and cancer, new research with mice indicates.

McGill University | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms immune-systems t-cells

How bright flashes of light get teens more sleep

A new intervention helps teens get more sleep every night. The secret? Earlier bed times and bright flashes of light just before waking.

Erin Digitale-Stanford | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep teenagers

A bath at the right time can improve your sleep

The right timing and the right temperature makes a bath before bedtime a great way to fall asleep faster and get better sleep.

John Holden-UT Austin | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep temperature water

How Siberian hamsters lose half their weight each year

"What is completely fascinating is that this process evolved in some animals, like hamsters and voles, and not in others, like sheep or humans."

Matt Wood-U. Chicago | June 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology body-weight brains circadian-rhythms genomes rodents seasons

Morning exercise or evening? Both have their perks

The benefits of morning exercise and evening workouts differ, research in mice shows. But that doesn't necessarily mean one is better.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen | June 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms exercise metabolism

‘Daywake’ gene keeps flies from napping

A siesta might be wise in hot weather, but a newly discovered fruit fly gene called "daywake" prevents naps in cool weather.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers | May 9, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology circadian-rhythms genes sleep

Early pregnancy shifts body clock by a few hours

Past research has linked shift work and preterm birth. New research on daily schedules in the first trimester clarifies that connection.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | May 3, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms miscarriage pregnancy premature-babies sleep

1 million Spotify users offer clues to world’s emotions

Data from Spotify users in 51 countries offer researchers a new way to evaluate how people are feeling—and how they use music to manage their emotions.

Linda B. Glaser-Cornell | Jan. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture circadian-rhythms data-science emotions music

When teens sleep in, grades go up

"...the time at which teens generally fall asleep is biologically determined—but the time at which they wake up is socially determined."

James Urton-Washington | Dec. 14, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms schools sleep teenagers

Page 1 of 1