02 Oct '11, 7am

Wanted to sleep in but woke up early anyway? US researchers say they've found an 'alarm clock' gene that explains why

Wanted to sleep in but woke up early anyway? US researchers say they've found an 'alarm clock' gene that explains why

The human body has a so-called alarm clock gene that wakes up even if one hasn't set the bedside alarm, US researchers say. -- ST PHOTO: TAY KAY CHIN (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The human body has a so-called alarm clock gene that wakes up even if one hasn't set the bedside alarm, United States researchers say. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, said they identified a new component of the biological clock, a gene responsible for starting the clock from its restful state every morning. The biological clock ramps up our metabolism early each day, initiating important physiological functions that tell our bodies that it's time to rise and shine. Discovery of this new gene and the mechanism by which it starts the clock everyday may help explain the genetic underpinnings of sleeplessness, ageing and chronic illnesses, su...

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Blog updated: oh dang! is this normal?

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