Stretching Out Your Long Days Into Nights

Stretching Out Your Long Days Into Nights

By screening thousands of compounds with a chemical robot, researchers have discovered longdaysin that may have the most potent effects ever seen on the biological clock.

LongdaySin is a molecule that slows the circadian rhythm of certain animals such as the zebra fish. The effect is to increase their day to 34 hours. Research with mice suggest that the newly discovered molecule can also possibly reset the biological clocks of humans.

This would not only make Londaysin a potential treatment for jet lag, especially important for endurance athletes who travel internationally, but may also allow open water swimmers to get in longer training sessions during the course of their busy days.

Intriguing to those who want to accomplish and experience more than is humanly possible in a 24-hour day.

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