It is known that salt is important for cognitive function. Although some studies do link a lower level of sodium with a reduction in blood pressure and heart disease, studies … Continue Reading Study shows that levels of salts in the brain controls whether a person is alseep or awake.
It is known that a 24-hour circadian rhythm controls nearly all brain and body processes, such as the sleep/wake cycle, metabolism, alertness and cognition. These daily activity patterns are regulated … Continue Reading Researchers map the circadian neurogenetics involved in brain aging.
Most mammalian tissues contain autonomous circadian clocks that are synchronized by the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) in the brain. The SCN clock itself is entrained by external light cycles through retinal … Continue Reading Researchers identify how the mammalian retina bypasses the body’s circadian clock.
A team of researchers form the UT Southwestern Medical Center and University of Tsukuba have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive cell type in the brain that control circadian rhythms.