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Post update – Now open to everyone >11 years old. Participate in research Are you between 11 and 99 years old? The Centre for Chronobiology in Basel (Switzerland) is looking for young people aged 11 years or older to complete a online survey on sleep and light exposure. It will take about 15-20 minutes, and there are...
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New open-access and science-based comic book “Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time” suitable (13+ years) Citation: Weinzaepflen, C. & Spitschan, M. (Ed.) (2021). Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time. (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/ZQXVH Free download available from https://enlightenyourclock.org/
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Bertagna F, Lewis R, Silva SRP, McFadden J, Jeevaratnam K. Effects of electromagnetic fields on neuronal ion channels: a systematic review. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14597. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33945157. Abstract Many aspects of chemistry and biology are mediated by electromagnetic field (EMF) interactions. The central nervous system...
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Hayter, E.A., Wehrens, S.M.T., Van Dongen, H.P.A. et al. Distinct circadian mechanisms govern cardiac rhythms and susceptibility to arrhythmia. Nat Commun 12, 2472 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22788-8 Abstract Electrical activity in the heart exhibits 24-hour rhythmicity, and potentially fatal arrhythmias are more likely to occur at specific times of day. Here, we demonstrate that circadian clocks within the brain and heart set...
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Mendoza, J. Nighttime Light Hurts Mammalian Physiology: What Diurnal Rodent Models Are Telling Us. Clocks & Sleep 2021, 3, 236-250. https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep3020014 Abstract Natural sunlight permits organisms to synchronize their physiology to the external world. However, in current times, natural sunlight has been replaced by artificial light in both day and nighttime. While in the daytime, indoor artificial light...
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Source: https://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/in-the-news/the-military-is-funding-ethicists-to-keep-its-brain-enhancement-experiments-in-check April 1, 2021 From Future Human: The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or pharmaceutically superior warfighters. Moreno, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is interested too. Specifically, in one question that keeps gnawing at him: How...
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Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski, Przemyslaw M Plonka, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Ralf Paus, How UV Light Touches the Brain and Endocrine System Through Skin, and Why, Endocrinology, Volume 159, Issue 5, May 2018, Pages 1992–2007, https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2017-03230 Abstract The skin, a self-regulating protective barrier organ, is empowered with sensory and computing capabilities to counteract the environmental stressors...
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Malkemper EP, Nimpf S, Nordmann GC, Keays DA. Neuronal circuits and the magnetic sense: central questions. J Exp Biol. 2020 Nov 9;223(Pt 21):jeb232371. doi: 10.1242/jeb.232371. PMID: 33168544. Abstract Magnetoreception is the ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field, which is used for orientation and navigation. Behavioural experiments have shown that it is employed by many...
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ABC News (Australia) In 2016, staff at the US embassy in Cuba began experiencing inexplicable neurological symptoms, with similar incidents occurring in several other countries, including Australia. As journalist Julia Ioffe reports, the mystery behind “Havana Syndrome” is yet to be explained.
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