Body Clock Scientists Win Nobel Prize

IAS News 2 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Three scientists who revealed how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in behaviour and body function. The US scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and…
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Melatonin and its potential help for Ebola sufferers

IAS News 21 January 2015 | 0 Comments

Melatonin has long been linked to helping with sleep patterns, by keeping the circadian rhythm in check. However it does have several other beneficial uses that are rarely thought about. This particular blog will take a look at how it may help those who have been infected with the Ebola virus. It is thought that…
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Sleep and the Implications of Not Getting Enough

IAS News 24 January 2014 | 0 Comments

Sleep is a vitally important part of our day for our body. It is a time for our bodies to recover from what we have put them through during the day and for our minds to get some rest – although those who have vivid dreams won’t believe about the mind resting during sleep. The…
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The link between Melatonin levels and type 2 diabetes

IAS News 9 May 2013 | 0 Comments

Melatonin is perhaps better known to many of you reading this as a hormone that aids with sleeping patterns. However did you know that low levels of melatonin could lead to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A quick review of Melatonin will show that levels usually peak about 3-5 hours after we…
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