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Circadian Rhythm Factor Controls Sleep Cycles

A study examining the circadian cycle, a long-studied factor controlling human sleep cycles, actually has two forms, one that keeps a key protein stable, and another that promotes its degradation. From heart and lung function to our rumbling stomachs at lunchtime and a feeling of tiredness in the evening, our bodies keep steady rhythms day in and day out.

Sleep And Wakefulness

This circadian clock is a series of tightly controlled cycles of specific amounts of proteins that cause sleep and wakefulness. It has recently attracted public attention with the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, but numerous aspects of the clock's functions remain a mystery.

Internet Filtering Tools: Ineffective in Stopping Teens from Seeing Explicit Sexual Content

The struggle to shape the experiences young people have online is now part of modern parenthood. As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of time online, a significant share of parents and guardians now use Internet filtering tools (such as parental controls) to protect their children from accessing sexual material online.

However, new research from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.