biological clock

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

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The study, which took place at the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms, suggests that though we still don't understand the mechanism by which the peripheral biological clocks adapt to night shift work, these clocks are believed to depend on the central clock.
These results show, for the first time, that the peripheral biological clocks located in white blood cells can be synchronized through the administration of glucocorticoid tablets.
The potential importance of changes in synonymous codon usage in adapting to environmental factors is magnified by the fact that they can influence the operation of biological clocks, which function as a key adaptation to daily environmental rhythms.
They treated mouse cells with a drug that mimics JARID1a, which allowed their biological clocks to operate normally.
YOUR biological clock may have a role to play in your metabolism and chances of developing diabetes, scientists reported in a new study released on Sunday.
This biological clock or body clock however, does not measure time in minutes.
It adds further evidence for the role of the biological clock in autism.
Modern 24-hour society is exacting a heavy toll in health problems by causing people to ignore their biological clocks, an expert said yesterday.
It is most often used by shift workers, jet-lagged travelers and those with Seasonal Affective Disorder to help re-set biological clocks.
The research seems to confirm men have biological clocks as well as women.
Women still marry, bear children, and confront the life course stages based upon their marital status and biological clocks.
Biological clocks have been identified in many organisms, including human, birds, fish, end reptile; insects, crustaceans, and mollusks; flowering plants, weeds, and trees; end even in single-celled forms, such as algae and fungi (Charles Weitz 1995).
Since his earliest LED installations, in 1987, Tatsuo Miyajima has been reshaping the timeless and pristine white cube into a black abyss governed by the pulse of our biological clocks.
MEN'S biological clocks tick away the same as women's and their fertility declines after they reach 24, scientists have found.
Researchers have found that the hormone melatonin resets teenagers' biological clocks, in effect juicing them to stay up later--and sleep in later.
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