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Posts tagged “biological clock

How your brain knows it’s summer

brain in the summertime

brain in the summertime

Researchers led by Toru Takumi at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a key mechanism underlying how animals keep track of the seasons. The study shows how circadian clock machinery in the brain encodes seasonal changes in daylight duration through GABA activity along with changes in the amount of chloride located inside certain neurons.

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Sleep may be critical to avoid miscarriage

Pregnant Mother Resting on Sofa

If you are trying to have a baby, a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. A recently published research report¬†shows that the womb has its own “body clock” that needs to synchronize with the mother’s body clock to ensure optimal conditions for fetal growth and development. The inability of a mother’s body clock to synchronize with the womb’s clock may be at least part of the reason why some women have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to full term.

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