Tagged: jet lag

Science Tank | Jet Debt - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 20, 2017

Jet lag arises due to a disturbance of your body’s internal clock, which drives your circadian rhythms. Known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus, this ‘master clock’ processes light information from your retinas and tells the pineal gland what’s happening, so that it can adjust melatonin production, effectively controlling your sleep patterns (when your brain thinks it’s dark, it … Read More

Have surgery, wake up on Sydney time - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Sep 10, 2015

Dr Guy Warman Patients who receive anaesthesia for surgery may wake up jet lagged – after a six hour operation that starts at 9am, for example, a New Zealand patient might wake up on Sydney time. This could leave patients with trouble sleeping, inhibit wound healing and lower immune function. In a bid to investigate this and find … Read More

Meet Arachnocampa luminosa, New Zealand’s amazing glowing ‘maggot’ - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 20, 2015

The bioluminescent larvae of Arachnocampa luminosa are a magical sight, lighting up caves around New Zealand with their beautiful blue light. If you don’t believe me, watch the video put together by photographer Jordan, from  Stoked for Saturday. He spent 60 hours in the caves at Waitomo, taking time-lapse photographs. The result is absolutely spellbinding. You can read his blog about … Read More