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New Jet Lag Pill Slows Body Clock

Travel News — By Lia Del Priore on January 4, 2011 at 9:31 am

According to the Daily Mail, there may be a new pill on the horizon available for those combating jet lag.  Apparently the pill actually resets the body’s internal rhythm, and slows the internal body clock in order to reduce the effects of jet lag.  The newly found natural chemical, dubbed longdaysin, has been used in zebrafish to lengthen the internal clocks by roughly ten hours.  Unfortunately, the downside is that scientists fear the chemical will not be as potent in human studies.

Next up, the pill will be tested in a mammal, most likely a mouse.  As stated on SmartPlanet.com, the pill is the creative genius of scientists from the University of California in San Diego, the Novartis Research Foundation, and the University of Massachusetts.  Although the pill is a long way off, we’re sure that there will be an eager and excited traveler market in the future.

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Tags: inventions, jet lag, science, sleep, travel

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