biological clock


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an innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions

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They "were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings", the Nobel citation said.
For many years we have known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal, biological clock that helps them anticipate and adapt to the regular rhythm of the day.
It is well known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal, biological clock that helps them anticipate and adapt to the regular rhythm of the day.
Lead investigator, Professor Mike Ludwig, explained to OT that the results highlighted a potentially new pharmacological route for manipulating internal biological clocks.
If melanopsin turns out to be the culprit behind biological clock disorders or behaviors like insomnia, that could change.
A woman's biological clock begins ticking once she is 27 years of age and she experiences a good decline in the number of eggs by the age of 30.
The biological clock responds to external cues, such as light or dark, which tell the body when to sleep, wake, eat, among numerous other physiological processes.
While many women are worried" While many women are worried about the ticking biological clock, others would rather wait until they are in a committed relationship and are financially and emotionally ready to have a child.
They carried this out with the stimulation or suppression of neurons in the brain's suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which can effectively reset the biological clock.
By comparing individuals' actual ages with their predicted biological clock age, scientists saw a pattern emerging.
She also addresses the feminist ideals behind the message to delay until ready, the serious considerations of planning desired children with the biological clock in mind, and the effect of fertility decisions on relationships between women.
For years, you see, lots of studies documented the female biological clock.
A UCAT study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.
On Page 6, molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey reports that a marine worm's newly discovered biological clock uses moonlight to time its monthly spawning.
A new study reveals the role of the daily biological clock (circadian rhythms) in the regenerative capacity of skin stem cells.
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