Resetting the Body Clock – Circadian Rhythms

Resetting the Body Clock – Circadian Rhythms

In a process known as phosphorylation phosphorus connects with a protein in the brain to reset our inner clocks. Triggered by light, this process synthesizes the proteins and resets our “clock” to adjust to our daily environmental cycles. Scientist mutated the protein in mice, gave them running wheels, and altered their light cycles. The mutated mice […]

Diet and Microbiome-Day and Night

Diet and Microbiome-Day and Night

More research on gut bacteria, or microbiome, continues to connect the dots in how our bodies react to what we eat. The latest research compares the western diet, otherwise known as a high fat diet, to a normal one and the impact it has on circadian rhythm. Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center […]

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Are you one of those who just feel out of sorts losing that extra hour of sleep? Does it take a couple of days to feel “right” again? Well researchers at the University of California –Irvine say it is real, and you are not crazy!!!! They call it desynchrony, and it has everything to do […]

Mutant sleepy flies

Mutant sleepy flies

Sleep deprived mutant flies. Sounds a little like a sci-fi horror movie from the 1950s, right? In fact, they’re very real! Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, have identified a type of fruit fly with a genetic mutation that results in the flies being chronically sleep deprived. They identified this type by evaluating […]