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2013-08-07 23:17:23

Registration opens for medical and technical professionals at November 1-2 meeting; many sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available at the Four Seasons Hotel venue. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The 11th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine Conference announced prominent national sleep medicine professionals that will serve as faculty for the 2013 conference. These physicians and scientists will present new studies and findings in sleep medicine and important and emerging trends in...

Astronauts Will Have Special Sleep Needs On Prolonged Space Missions
2013-01-08 05:11:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an attempt to simulate a 520-day space mission to Mars, researchers in a groundbreaking new study lead by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Baylor College of Medicine, have analyzed data on the impact of prolonged operational confinement on sleep, performance, and mood in astronauts. This new study, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates...

US Institute Wraps Up Mars500 Data Collection
2011-11-09 04:55:03

For the past 17 months, researchers with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) collected data to evaluate the impact of prolonged operational confinement on the sleep, performance, and mood of six crew members during a Mars mission simulation in Moscow. The 520-day simulation, which concluded Nov. 4, was conducted by the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation — Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As the only U.S....

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Russell Rosenberg, PhD, has been elected chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Rosenberg will begin his one-year term as chairman on July 1. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Russell Rosenberg, PhD, has been elected chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Rosenberg will begin his one-year term as chairman on July 1. Dr. Rosenberg is a board certified sleep specialist with 26 years of clinical and research experience. He is the Founder and CEO of the Atlanta School of...

2010-08-02 16:24:30

Study is the first experiment to systematically examine the relationship of the duration of sleep dose to the recovery of neurobehavioral deficits from sustained sleep restriction A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Sleep suggests that a dose of extra sleep on the weekend may be good medicine for adults who repeatedly stay up too late or wake up too early during the workweek. However, even a night of 10 hours in bed may not be enough to cure the negative effects of chronic sleep...

2010-06-03 17:13:00

HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever wondered what it would be like to go on a mission to Mars? On June 3, a six-man international crew entered an isolation chamber in Moscow for a simulated 520-day Mars mission conducted by the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The crew has a mission schedule full of more than 90 experiments and realistic scenarios, including emergency situations,...

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2009-07-14 05:40:00

From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios, including emergency situations and 20-minute communications delays. U.S. participation in the mission consisted of three research teams with experiments evaluating solutions to conditions that impact work performance. The projects evaluated lighting...

2009-07-13 17:17:00

HOUSTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios, including emergency situations and 20-minute communications delays. U.S. participation in the mission consisted of three research teams with experiments evaluating solutions to conditions that impact work...

2009-06-08 14:00:55

Television watching may determine a person's bedtime and this may contribute to not getting enough sleep and a chronic sleep debt, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Mathias Basner and David F. Dinges of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia said the study included data from 21,475 people aged 15 or older who completed the American Time Use Survey between the years 2003-2006. The study examined the activities participants undertook two hours before and after bedtime....

2009-06-08 11:47:44

 According to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, television watching may be an important determinant of bedtime, and may contribute to chronic sleep debt.The study included data from 21,475 people aged 15 or older who completed the American Time Use Survey between the years 2003 and 2006. The study examined the activities participants undertook two hours before and after bed...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.