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2014-05-07 08:31:53

New Model May Also Explain How Narcolepsy Develops in Humans MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity, works better at treating narcolepsy than the best drug currently available when tested in mice. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/85139 According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), narcolepsy, a chronic...

2014-04-15 08:26:45

WORCESTER, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 26.2 miles of 118(th) Boston Marathon looming before them on April 21, 14 dedicated WUNners from across the U.S. and Canada are in their final few days of training. The WUNners are racing to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org, a nonprofit organization working to speed narcolepsy diagnosis and treatment, and fund medical research to find a cure. Narcolepsy is a devastating lifelong, neurological...

2014-01-13 08:28:21

Terms include $125 million upfront payment in cash plus a potential of up to $272 million in milestone payments DUBLIN, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) and Aerial BioPharma, LLC (Aerial) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has acquired rights to ADX-N05, a novel compound in clinical development for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy. Under the...

2013-12-05 14:19:15

A new study shows that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity. Results show that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and 20 minutes.  Fifty-two percent of study subjects were anxious, and 43 percent were depressed.  After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea, sleep quality and daytime...

2013-10-11 12:47:54

Researchers at the University of Toronto discover how the body's muscles accidentally fall asleep while awake Normally muscles contract in order to support the body, but in a rare condition known as cataplexy the body's muscles "fall asleep" and become involuntarily paralyzed. Cataplexy is incapacitating because it leaves the affected individual awake, but either fully or partially paralyzed. It is one of the bizarre symptoms of the sleep disorder called narcolepsy. "Cataplexy is...

2013-09-27 23:27:35

Historic FDA meeting on narcolepsy drug development brings narcolepsy community to FDA to offer candid and emotional remarks on how narcolepsy affects their lives, and on current treatment options. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Narcolepsy Network, a national nonprofit organization supporting people with narcolepsy, joined dozens of others from the narcolepsy community at the FDA’s public meeting on narcolepsy drug development. The meeting was held on September 24 at FDA...


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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.