Home Researchers Around the World

Researchers Around the World


We Are Clockworks

Fifty years ago, circadian rhythm research underwent a monumental breakthrough with the discovery of a tiny area of the brain, the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN),...

Can we develop a solar-based architecture?  

The element of time is essential to architecture. To create buildings, we should study how human activity changes during the day and during the...

Light Therapy Provides Major Improvement in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) presents as problematic when developing effective treatments.  In discovering that dopamine was deficient in post-mortem brains of PD patients, one would...

Sleep and Aging: Why Does Sleep Change as We Age?

Sleep is controlled by our “sleep need” and by our circadian clock. This “two-process” model of sleep basically says that we have to be...

Light and Darkness Fundamentally Affect Biology

That "night follows day" has been of outstanding certainty to us humans (Hamlet, by William Shakespeare). And indeed, at any place on Earth, it...

Life and Light in a Nursing Home

Light therapy was first developed to treat winter depression. Its rapid success led to using light in other areas of psychiatry, in particular for...

An Ideal Marriage: Basic and Clinical Research in Chronobiology

Researchers studying single-cell blue-green algae or zebra fish, fruit flies or hamsters, often write at the bottom of their grant applications that, “Understanding basic...

Life Across Latitudes

The first humans appeared in Africa in a region with latitude around 10 degrees, where there are approximately 12 hours of natural light and...

Does Sleep Reflect Daytime Experience in Specific Parts of the Brain?

The dolphin sleeps with one half of its brain at a time, while the other half stays awake. This was shown by the Russian...

Do Insects Sleep?

When your dog is tired, she looks for a suitable place to lie down, closes her eyes, and nods off. There is little doubt...