DARPA is planning to develop a "travel adapter" for the human body. Called the ADvanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER), the new program aims to produce a device to help soldiers handle jet lag and diarrhea.
ScienceThere’s plenty to be said about the negative health effects of jet lag, but could a journey through the clouds have a silver lining? New research suggests that indeed it might, uncovering evidence that disruptions to circadian clocks can have a protective effect on neurons.
Travel can be a joy, except when jet lag sets in. While light therapy and melatonin have been shown to help the symptoms of the condition, there is no real cure. New research however, might one day make getting over your disrupted body clock as simple as taking a few eye drops.