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Circadian Therapeutics are OBN Awards Finalists 2018

  We are pleased to announce that Circadian Therapeutics has been shortlisted into the final round of the 2018 OBN Awards.   This is the 10th anniversary of the OBN Awards, the UK life sciences industry’s most highly regarded awards event.  Circadian Therapeutics are...

How Does the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) Control Circadian Rhythm?

The SCN is located in the anterior region of the hypothalamus, and contains roughly 20,000 neurons. The SCN can be divided into two main sections depending on the neuropeptide expression. The ‘Core’ of the SCN is mainly comprised of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)...

Circadian Rhythm Disruption Linked to OCD

  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common in people living in areas of high latitude, likely because of the effect of decreased sunlight on circadian rhythms, new research suggests. Investigators reviewed studies from more than 200 countries and identified...

Study Shows Circadian System Misalignment Impacts Insulin

The endogenous circadian system, behavioral cycle, and circadian misalignment have distinct effects on insulin sensitivity and β-cell function, according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.   The researchers found that circadian...

Disrupted circadian rhythm increases risk of type 2 diabetes

A reversal of the day and night rhythm, due to shift work for example, leads to a disturbance in blood sugar levels. Scientists from Maastricht University have demonstrated this for the first time in humans. Their research shows that a disruption of the biological...

Research Shows Night Shifts Throw Brain Out of Sync

The Guardian reports that researchers have found working night shifts can impair the body’s natural rhythms so significantly that the brain and digestive system end up completely out of sync with each other. Scientists revealed that working three night shifts in a row...

New Study Links Circadian Rhythms and Alzheimer’s

A Finnish study published in the respected SLEEP journal shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. The same research team has previously demonstrated that the same genetic variation...

Thai Cave – how a life in darkness affects the body

The BBC have published an article on how the health of the trapped Thai boys may be affected by lack of daylight. Aside from the psychological trauma of being trapped hundreds of metres underground, the absence of daylight may do strange things to the boys’ internal...

Circadian Therapeutics Join OBN

  Circadian Therapeutics are pleased to announce that they are now members of OBN. OBN is a not-for-profit Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. OBN comprises 400-plus member...

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