Neuropsychiatric Disorders and the Gene COMT (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase)

February 23, 2016

The COMT gene has another symbol as “HEL-S-98n”. It is located at 22q11.21. It is an important enzyme in the …Read the Rest

Psychiatric Diseases and the Gene DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1)

February 20, 2016

The DISC1 gene has other symbols as “SCZD9” and “C1orf136”. It is located at 1q42.2. It is involved in the …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine

February 19, 2016

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine Psychological stress has been associated with higher levels of inflammation and the risks of …Read the Rest

Systems Biology, Immunity, Biomarkers, and Aging

January 8, 2016
Systems Biology

Many chronic diseases are age-associated, including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. The elevating incidence of these …Read the Rest

Systems Biology, Lipidomics, and Cardiovascular Disease

October 24, 2015
Systems Biology

Atherosclerosis involves a gradual process of inflammation with the stiffening of the arterial wall. This inflammatory condition can be caused …Read the Rest

Network Interactions, Interactomes, and Drug Discovery

October 18, 2015
Systems Biology

Because genes and proteins are functioning in complex networks and interactions, one molecule may influence other cellular elements in a …Read the Rest

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

October 10, 2015
Psychiatric Genetics

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological …Read the Rest

Systems Biology and Neurodegenerative Diseases

September 30, 2015
Psychiatric Genetics

Neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) are complex disorders that affect more than 40 million people globally (Wood et al., 2015). The multifaceted …Read the Rest

Systems Biology and Drug Screening

September 17, 2015
Systems Biology

Conventional drug design mostly uses the ligand and structure-based approaches (Prathipati and Mizuguchi, 2015). With the advancement in functional genomics …Read the Rest

The Circadian Clock, Genes, and Systems Biology

September 5, 2015

The circadian clock is essential in many organisms. The circadian timing system enables the physiological and behavioral adaptation to the …Read the Rest

Systems Biology and Subnetworks in Breast Cancer

August 29, 2015
Systems Biology

As a complex disease with heterogeneous factors involved, breast cancer have various subtypes with distinct therapeutic response patterns and outcomes …Read the Rest

Systems Biology, miRNAs, and Alzheimer’s Disease

August 22, 2015
Psychiatric Genetics

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are multifactorial involving genomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, interactomics, as well as environmental components. …Read the Rest

Nutritional Systems Biology and Type 2 Diabetes

August 14, 2015
Systems Biology

Systems biology studies include the investigations in various “omics” areas, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, as well as …Read the Rest

Chronobiology, Chronotherapy, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 23, 2015

Chronobiology studies biological cycles or rhythms. Circadian rhythms are critical for the maintenance of cellular and psychophysiological health. Many health …Read the Rest

The Database of Biological Rhythms (DBBR)

June 1, 2015

The Database of Biological Rhythms (DBBR) The Chronobiology Portal: Chronobiology, Chronotherapy, Circadian Rhythms, and More Journals about Biological Rhythms and …Read the Rest

Circadian Rhythms and Stem Cell Chronobiology

May 6, 2015

Circadian rhythms are biological temporal patterns that oscillate in a 24-hour time cycle. Many physiological processes and behavioral variations are …Read the Rest

Lipidomics, Circadian Rhythms, and Chronobiology

March 8, 2015

Lipids are essential for biological mechanisms, from serving as signaling molecules to maintaining cellular processes. They are fundamental elements that …Read the Rest

Glucocorticoids, Shift Work, and the Central and Peripheral Clocks

February 27, 2015

The circadian system can be influenced by both the environment and human activities. For example, shift work can cause a …Read the Rest

Negative Impacts of Electronic Devices on Sleep

January 26, 2015

The decrease of sleep time and quality in recent decades has led to unhealthy lifestyle and negative impacts on health …Read the Rest

The Effects of Artificial Morning Light on Cognition

January 15, 2015

Chronic sleep restriction (SR) has detrimental influences on cognitive functions. Although such effects can be reduced by light exposure, it …Read the Rest

The Effects of Melatonin on Sleep Disorders and Pediatric Problems

January 12, 2015

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It is chronobiotic and crucial in the regulation of the circadian …Read the Rest

Neurophysiological Effects of A Mind-Body Intervention on Depression

December 19, 2014

Mind-body interventions may have beneficial effects on many psychological problems such as depression. A recent study investigated the neuroelectrophysiological effects …Read the Rest

Comprehensive Mind-Body Interventions for Chronic Diseases

December 12, 2014

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis have caused not only higher costs of health care, but also elevated …Read the Rest

Chan-Based Mind-Body Intervention for the Elderly

December 8, 2014

Aging has complex impacts on both of the psychological and physical health. Methods in mind-body medicine may help relief certain …Read the Rest

Potential Benefits of Mind-Body Methods for Arthritis

December 1, 2014

Arthritis is a detrimental disease that may cause both of the physical and psychological incapability of patients. Up to now …Read the Rest

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