Findings from the study suggest that night shifts disrupt natural 24‑hour rhythms in the activity of certain cancer-related genes, making night shift workers more vulnerable to damage to their DNA.
The researchers are hopeful that their discovery could someday be used to improve treatment outcomes for breast cancer patients.
The research could potentially affect how veterans are treated when they come back from combat in the future.
A new study led by a team of WSU neuroscientists has brought scientists closer to identifying the causes of disturbed sleep in autism.
Experts have published a special issue of the international scientific journal Industrial Health focused on shift work and working time arrangements, providing information and practical guidance on key topics.
The solution to insomnia may be easier and safer than sleep medications, which can have serious side effects including addiction, daytime sleepiness, depression, memory loss.
Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes appear to play an essential role in sleep, scientists with the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center are finding.
Four WSU faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board.
Working night shifts or other nonstandard work schedules increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
When we rest, some parts of our brain are active. When we are up and moving, parts of our brain are at rest.