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Research leads to healthful strategies for re-setting the body’s clock

24.03.2006
Everyone is equipped with a biological clock, a region in the brain the size of a corn kernel, which dictates our sleep-wake cycles, and plays a major role in our physical and mental health.

Pioneering research conducted by Kent State professor Dr. David Glass has shown the body’s clock can be re-set – good news for people who work swing shifts, experience jet lag or take anti-depressants.

Glass, known internationally as the first researcher to measure serotonin release from the brain’s biological clock region, has become the first to extract, identify and measure a neuropeptide crucial to the regulation of the body’s clock. Glass found the neuropeptide can be used to re-set the biological clock when it has been disrupted.

Lisa Lambert | EurekAlert!
Further information:
http://www.kent.edu

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