Nutrition

Breakthrough could cure jet lag forever

Breakthrough could cure jet lag forever

The longest flights in the world are just getting longer. Emirates' latest route from Dubai to Auckland clocks in at a whopping 16.5 hours-it's the lengthiest flight on the market -- and Qantas plans to launch a new 17-hour route between Perth and London in 2018. But painful as long-haul flights can be, it's their aftermath-jet lag-that you should really be dreading.

That might soon change, though. The medical community has taken the next step toward finding a jet-lag cure, thanks to a Salk Institute study published last year in Cell. According to Dr. Ronald Evans, the lead author of the study, a protein called REV-ERBa (pronounced ree-verb-AY) may be the key to unlocking a regular,...

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