Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread

On September 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis. Expression of a gene in the circadian rhythm pathway, Arntl2, has a significant effect on whether certain breast cancers will metastasize into additional tumors, reports Kent Hunter of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland and…

A breath of fresh air: Drexel scientists reveal how the brain generates respiratory rhythm

On April 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Bringing a steady supply of fresh air to the lungs can seem like a simple task, but breathing is a careful orchestration of brain and body. Diseases like Rett syndrome, central sleep apnea and congenital central hypoventilation syndrome are characterized by breathing difficulties that may be caused by…

New clinical guideline to help clinicians treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

Evidence-based recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine promote high quality, patient-centered care A new clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs). The guideline, which is published in…

Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study

On October 8, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. Because nearly all human behavior leaves a digital footprint, scientists can use such digital activity as a proxy to track…