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October 2, 2017 6:35 PM Nobel Prize goes to researchers who figured out how our cells tell time

A complex web of interactions keeps our internal clocks stable but lets them shift. Today, the Nobel Prize committee has honored three US biologists for their role in unravelling one of biology's earliest mysteries: how organisms tell time. Microbes, plants, and animals all run on a 24-hour cycle, one that's flexible enough to gradually reset itself 165

October 2, 2017 4:54 PM Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to 3 Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller 144

October 2, 2017 11:23 AM Rosbash Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Rosbash, who became an HHMI investigator at Brandeis University in 1989, Hall, and Young were highlighted for discoveries that have revealed the genetic underpinnings of the circadian clock. Circadian clocks are active throughout the body’s cells, where they use a common genetic mechanism to control the rhythmic activities of various tissues. “Michael 200

March 9, 2017 7:00 AM World Kidney Day 2017: 8 Risk Factors that Could Cause Kidney Disease

9th March marks World Kidney Day, which is a global campaign that aims to spread awareness about kidney diseases, their preventive measures and the importance to maintaining healthy kidneys. This year the theme highlights obesity and how it leads to kidney ailments. Obesity is one of the major health concerns affecting millions and millions of people 62

February 8, 2017 12:17 AM Heavy lifting, shift work could harm women's fertility, study shows

Study explores direct biomarkers for fertility (CNN) - Jobs that involve heavy lifting on a regular basis could reduce a woman's fertility, particularly among overweight and obese women, a new study shows. The research, published Monday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, also found that working antisocial hours (in the evenings or night) 24

February 2, 2017 7:05 PM Not Getting Enough Sleep? Camping In February Might Help

Escaping artificial light even for a winter weekend can reset sleep patterns for the better, researchers say. One good place to do it: Heliotrope Ridge near Mount Baker in Washington state. It's tempting to keep the computer running late and promise yourself an extra 30 minutes of bed rest in the morning. It's tempting to do it again the next night 32

February 2, 2017 5:00 PM Trouble sleeping? A weekend camping should help you out

Solving sleep problems and groggy mornings can be as simple as a couple of nights in the bush under canvas, Amy Middleton reports. Waking up to a morning alarm after going to bed late is excruciating, and studies show late nights can also be bad for your health, wellbeing and productivity. The answer, according to new research, is to go camping for a weekend 33

November 4, 2016 8:55 PM 3 Ways Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Health

What the science says about that extra hour Daylight saving time, that magical weekend where we get an entire extra hour, is upon us. That extra hour can be for anything ― seeing friends, cleaning closets, having just one more drink. But when it comes down to it, most of us really only notice the hour gained while setting the alarm for Sunday morning 17

August 23, 2016 8:24 AM Android 7 Nougat release date, name and features: Google’s next OS is out now

It looks like last week’s rumours were true, because Android 7 Nougat is finally here. Although Nougat has been with us for a while now, last week rumours surfaced of a public release date – and they've been proven right. The new rumours stemmed from the Android Central, website who noticed something odd in the Canadian network operator Telus’ software 52

August 18, 2016 5:21 AM Gizmag is now New Atlas: Why we've changed our name

Think of eReaders, and Amazon Kindle is likely the first name that springs to mind. Look beyond Jeff Bezos' best, though, and there are plenty of impressive eReaders coming from smaller brands like Kobo. The Canadian company's latest creation is the Aura One, a 7.8-inch eReader designed not to disturb the circadian rhythm of late-night bookworms who like reading 24