Tag: "lag" at biology news
New understanding of jet lag
...uickly move back into harmony. The symptoms of jet lag
would then be reduced or eliminated. "The key here is, we now know what the 'rubber band' is: the neurotransmitter GABA that ultimately brings the clock back into synch," Block said. "This could lead to future therapies for jet lag. This is the firs...
Travelers can avoid jet lag by resetting their body clocks
...er drug melatonin -- allows travelers to avoid jet lag
by resetting their circadian body clock before cro... for a few days before flying would reduce the jet lag
experienced upon arrival at the destination. The more days a person follows this procedure the less ...
Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague
...The approach also eliminates the typical year-long lag
time necessary to establish and characterize genetically modified, or transgenic plants. The beauty of system is its potential versatility that can be adapted to fight against other pathogens as well. The research team's next step is to refine th...
Alaska seal pup diet may hold key to decline of population
...of which diet group they were put in, continued to lag
behind in weight gain and even lost blubber depth. "Our longitudinal study is leading to a better understanding of the role that fat consumption plays in the life of the harbor seal and could tie the declining population of seals and other marine ma...
New fruit fly protein illuminates circadian response to light
...esponse to light. The human condition known as jet lag
takes place during the period when the body is attempting to resynchronize to the environmental light changes brought on by travel, namely from one time zone to another. A mutant fruit fly that possesses jetlag-like behaviors enabled senior author A...
High hourly air pollution levels more than double stroke risk
...atty deposits. This is possibly because the time lag
between the start of this type of stroke and death is rather longer than that for a bleed into the brain, say the authors. Pervious research shows that the effects of air pollution act quickly on the body, say the authors, with inhaled particles det...
New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'
... States showing that infants with dyslexic parents lag
behind their peers in forming categories for speech sounds. In the conclusion to their study in Psychological Science, the authors speculate that the deficit in noise exclusion may have biochemical roots in abnormal levels of GABA, a neurotransmi...
Chronic jet-lag conditions hasten death in aged mice
...--similar to those that humans experience with jet lag
or rotating shift work--experienced significantly ...rs were led to examine a possible link between jet lag
and mortality by something they had noticed in an earlier, unrelated study: A surprising fraction of...
Gene that makes people 'early to bed and early to rise' demystified
...k in those suffering from conditions including jet lag
or shift work sleep disorder, according to the res..., the researchers said. Someday "people with jet lag
or shift work--some of the most common of sleep disorders--might take a pill and be back to normal a...
Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer
...icult to diagnose, Green said, because "there is a lag
of many years between exposure and asbestosis, which is a nonmalignant condition, and a greater lag
before the development of overt malignancy." "There is no way of diagnosing the premalignant pha...