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7. Circadian rhythms and metabolism

7. Circadian rhythms and metabolism  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717683
Life is a continual battle to stay in a non-equilibrium energy state. Living things must obtain energy from the environment and effectively use it to drive metabolic reactions. ‘Circadian ... More
7. The thyroid gland

7. The thyroid gland  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199672875
‘The thyroid gland’ illustrates how the thyroid takes up iodine from the blood and stores it in a concentrated form attached to a protein, thyroglobulin. When stimulated by a pituitary ... More
9. The 24-hour society

9. The 24-hour society  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199587858
We live in a society of 24-hour news coverage, supermarkets, and internet availability. The odds are stacked against good sleep. How have we arrived at this state of affairs? Shift work is ... More
2. How microbes operate

2. How microbes operate  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0002
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9780199681686
‘How microbes operate’ considers the mechanisms that sustain prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. All active cells must be supplied with water and an energy source. Absorption of ... More
Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction  

Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717683
The Earth’s daily rotation affects almost every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are ... More
4. The reasons for sleep

4. The reasons for sleep  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199587858
We don't know exactly why we sleep. Sleep researchers differ on their conclusions about periods of inactivity in animals and what they represent, whether they equal sleep. ‘The reasons for ... More
Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction  

David Bender

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779985
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199681921
Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of a growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as ‘five-a-day’, increasing obesity and ... More
2. Time of day matters

2. Time of day matters  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717683
Numerous studies have shown that a broad range of activities—both physical and cognitive—vary across the 24-hour day. The blood pressure and heart rate of a human shows striking day–night ... More
Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199587858
Sleep: A Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep. What is sleep? Why do we need it? How much is enough? What is the impact of modern ... More
7. Sleep and health

7. Sleep and health  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199587858
What happens when we do not get enough sleep or suffer from disrupted sleep? Studies relating sleep to disease are best examined by epidemiological research. Studies have shown that reduced ... More
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2003
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854308
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction investigates the nature of molecules and how molecular structures and activities underlie the properties of materials and the processes of ... More

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