biological clock

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

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DeCoursey, "The Behavioral Ecology and Evolution of Biological Timing Systems," in Chronobiology, 42.
Over the course of about 49 days, five participants kept track of their sleep schedules at home for some of the days and nights, and came into UC Boulder's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory for the others.
For the study the team recruited five human subjects, three females and two males, who went though a double-blind, placebo-controlled 49-day protocol through CU-Boulder's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, which is directed by Wright.
David Dinges, chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
The project combines the disciplines of immunology and chronobiology by obtaining unprecedented information in time and space of circadian leukocyte trafficking and investigating how immune-cell specific oscillations are generated at the molecular level, which is of broad impact for both fields.
Ben Edwards, senior lecturer in chronobiology and environmental physiology at LJMU, has been supervising the training.
Time use surveys provide these crucial insights that cannot be derived from experimental or epidemiological studies," says lead author Mathias Basner, assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology.
When people are on a shift worktype schedule, their daily energy expenditure is reduced and unless they were to reduce their food intake, this by itself could lead to weight gain," said Kenneth Wright, director of University of Colorado Boulder's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and senior author of the paper.
2010, Subjective perceptions of the effects of sustained performance under sleep deprivation conditions, Chronobiology International, 27 (2), 318-333.
Why choose online learning: Relationship of existing factors and chronobiology.
Chronobiology of rupture and dissectionof aortic aneurysms.
The journal of Chronobiology International claim the sleep cycles of people with darker eyes are up to two hours behind everyone else.
Shackelford presents this niche historical study focusing on the role of Swedish researchers in early chronobiology research.
Scheer, PhD, director of the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), said that their findings suggest that the circadian system, or the internal body clock, contributes to the increased risk for cardiovascular events in the morning.