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

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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.
The findings provide insight into how the biological clock is regulated and could lead to the development of new therapies for individuals with an altered circadian rhythm, including night shift workers and those suffering from jet lag.
If melanopsin turns out to be the culprit behind biological clock disorders or behaviors like insomnia, that could change.
Explaining the concept of the 'biological clock', Dr Boheira Al Geyoushi, medical director of the clinic, said: "By biological clock we mean the fertility levels of a woman which are measured by the number of eggs her ovaries produce.
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.
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.
The second step shows us how essential it is to live in harmony with our biological clocks and follow our personal rhythm.
Research by Welsh scientists has for the first time linked autism to genes associated with timing and biological clocks.
More women in their 30s and 40s, hearing their biological clocks, are choosing to give birth despite their single status.
Summers suggested that one of the main obstacles to their tenure tracks was their biological clocks.
Experts at fatigue management consultancy Awake based the formula around circadian rhythms, the 24 hour biological clocks that determine our sleeping and waking cycles.
As humans explore beyond their earthly environments, their biological clocks will be severely disoriented.
Modern 24-hour society is exacting a heavy toll in health problems by causing people to ignore their biological clocks, an expert said yesterday.
The research seems to confirm men have biological clocks as well as women.
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