circadian circadian  /sər ˈkeɪ di ən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals

News

  1. How Circadian Rhythms Give Vegetables A Healthy Boost

    A study finds there may be a way to boost some of the beneficial compounds in plants by simulating the light-dark cycle after crops are harvested. Plants use circadian rhythms to help them judge when to turn on their chemical defenses.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. The link between circadian rhythms and aging: Gene associated with longevity also regulates the body's circadian clock

    Human sleeping and waking patterns are largely governed by an internal circadian clock that corresponds closely with the 24-hour cycle of light and darkness. This circadian clock also controls other body functions, such as metabolism and temperature regulation. A new study finds that a gene associated with longevity also regulates the body’s circadian clock.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. The link between circadian rhythms and aging

    ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) An MIT study finds that a gene associated with longevity also regulates the body's circadian clock.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "In aging humans, one of the big things that happens is the circadian system starts to degrade and break down," Ruby said.
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Ruby Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "These results show that the gene is a central component of the mammalian circadian clock," the researchers from the Universities of California, Vermont, Utah and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute wrote in the science journal, Nature.
    on Mar 31, 2005 By: Howard Hughes Source: Independent Online

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