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Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

Researchers from McGill and Concordia discover mechanism involved in adjusting rhythms of circadian clock
Mon, 2015-04-27 11:11

 

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.

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Contact: Cléa Desjardins
Organization: Media Relations, Concordia University
Office Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 5068
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Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Fri, 2015-01-16 15:41

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body's different biological clocks.

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Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514 761-6131, poste 2769

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Putting sleep disorders to bed

Researchers at McGill and Concordia universities discover new way to improve internal clock function
Wed, 2013-08-21 12:01

Overnight flights across the Atlantic, graveyard shifts, stress-induced insomnia are all prime culprits in keeping us from getting a good night’s sleep. Thanks to new research from McGill University and Concordia University, however, these common sleep disturbances may one day be put to bed.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Contact: Cléa Desjardins
Organization: Senior Advisor, External Communications - Concordia University
Office Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 5068
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