Intermittent fasting works best at night to burn fat

When does intermittent fasting work best? Contrary to recent findings, new research says skipping breakfast is worse than skipping a pre-bedtime snack.

Vanderbilt U. • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: food fasting time health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

4 tips to protect your sleep in the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19's disruptions to your routine or your livelihood make it more important than ever to get good sleep. Researchers have four tips for you.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise sleep featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Brain’s global signal fluctuates less as the day goes on

The brain's global signal fluctuation decreases as the day goes by, a study finds. Does time of day affect brain scans in research and medical testing?

National University of Singapore • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brains science-and-technology circadian-rhythms imaging-technology

20-hour biological clock turns people into ‘morning larks’

The discovery of why some people are extreme "morning larks" could lead to therapies for inherited sleep disorders and those due to shift work or jet lag.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sleep proteins health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep-disorders

Melatonin receptor molecules can change biological clocks

Altering people's circadian rhythms could help treat a range of conditions. New research on melatonin receptors may be the first step.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms melatonin

Your body clock affects how anti-inflammation drugs work after surgery

If you've just had surgery, researchers have found that you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: inflammation surgery health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms medications

Blue light can boost healing for mild brain injuries

Blue light early in the morning can aid the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury, potentially because it gets people on the right sleep schedule.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sleep brains light health-and-medicine traumatic-injury circadian-rhythms

How vitamin A plays a role in monarch migration

"...our work in the monarch could have implications for better understanding seasonal changes in the human brain that could lead to ailments such as seasonal depression."

Shana Hutchins-Texas A&M • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: insects genes migration light butterflies science-and-technology circadian-rhythms

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 • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~2 min

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

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