Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control.

ResMed Launches ResMed Data Exchange

Coinciding with Medtrade, ResMed announced the availability of the ResMed Data Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software and service solutions for home medical equipment (HME) and other healthcare providers.

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Jet Lag Can Cause Obesity by Disrupting Gut Microbe Rhythms

Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. A study published by Cell Press on October 16 in Cell now reveals that gut microbes in mice and humans have circadian rhythms that are controlled by the biological clock of the host in which they reside.

Global Sleep Aids Market to Grow at CAGR of 5.6% by 2019

The global market for sleep aids totaled $54.9 billion in 2013. This market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% to reach $58.5 billion in 2014 and $76.7 billion by 2019, according to a BCC Research study.