Gene Expression Rhythms Are Disrupted In Schizophrenia-Affected Brains

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Rhythms in gene expression in the brain are highly disrupted in people with schizophrenia, according to a new University of Pittsburgh-led study. The findings also suggest that researchers studying schizophrenia-linked genes in the brain could have missed important clues that would help understand the disease. "Our study shows for the first time that there are …

Body Parts Respond To Day And Night Independently From Brain

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Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health problems. That's one of the takeaways from two new studies by University of California, Irvine …

Morning Or Night Person? It Depends On Many More Genes Than We Thought

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Do you prefer to rise early with the lark or stay up late with the owl? Your preference turns out to be partly decided by your genes. Our genetic study of nearly 700,000 people has revealed new insights about the genetics of chronotype – our preference to rise early or sleep late – and how …

Lateral Entorhinal Cortex Neurons Represent Episodic Time

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Clocks are devices created by humans to measure time. By social contract, we agree to coordinate our own activities according to clock time. Nevertheless, your brain does not perceive the duration in time with the standardized units of minutes and hours on your wristwatch. The signature of time in our experiences and memories belongs to …

Disrupted Circadian Rhythm May Have Genetic Link To Mood Disorders

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A potential genetic link between circadian disruption and mood disorders has been identified by scientists at the University of Glasgow. Circadian rhythms are regular 24-hour variations in behaviour and activity that control many aspects of our lives, from hormone levels to sleeping and eating habits. The new findings, from the largest ever genome wide association …