Research leads to healthful strategies for re-setting the body's clock
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.
Contact Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about his latest breakthroughs.
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on
21 Feb 2009
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.
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