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2011-09-08 20:50:09

Narcolepsy is a rare disorder characterized by an excessive urge to sleep at inappropriate times and places. Narcoleptics are also often subject to "cataplexy," a sudden muscle weakness that is triggered by strong emotions. Although most cases of narcolepsy are thought to be caused by complex mechanisms, a small percentage of cases are associated with unidentified inherited mutations. Now, a new study published by Cell Press on September 8th in the American Journal of Human Genetics uncovers...

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2011-08-22 20:39:39

A new study says that swine flu infections could trigger a rare sleeping disorder. The new study claims that rates of narcolepsy peak five to seven months after the highest levels of H1N1 infections and colds. The new research goes against some concerns that Pandemrix caused sleeping disorders in children in Finland. Researchers from Stanford medicine school in California said their study suggests that restrictions on the vaccine could actually lead to higher rates of infection....

2011-08-10 08:00:00

-- Song Writing Contest and Fundraising Event Bring together Nashville's Music Legends to benefit People Living with Debilitating Sleep Disorder -- Songwriting Artists Encouraged to Submit Entries by September 20th for Review by Music Row Legends at Savannah Music Group -- Winner to perform alongside industry greats for music event in Nashville on September 29th NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North American artists get the unique chance-of-a-lifetime to...

2011-08-03 13:41:44

New study demonstrates that a new class of drugs designed to treat narcolepsy will also be effective in reversing illness-induced lethargy A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness, according to research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital. This research is particularly meaningful because it implies that a new class of drugs developed to treat sleep disorders can...

2011-07-21 12:25:31

The optgenetical engineering technology controls the activity of orexin neurons of the brain Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention. This light-activated protein works like a switch of neurons by sensing specific color of light. This time, Associate Professor Akihiro YAMANAKA and Dr. Tomomi Tsunematsu from National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), succeeded in suppressing only the...

2011-04-22 00:00:28

The Cohen Foundation is a non-profit organization in North Carolina, based in the Mecklenburg County area, that provides education to families and Communities of Children diagnosed with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, Support Groups, support in obtaining a cure for Narcolepsy and provides financial relief towards medical expenses for families of children with diagnosis. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 The Cohen Foundation, Inc. has been instituted to find a cure for Narcolepsy and...

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2011-02-08 14:49:32

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that twelve countries have reported suspected cases of narcolepsy linked to swine flu vaccinations. The WHO said in a statement that such sleep disorders had not been seen with vaccines in the past, and were more frequent in Sweden, Finland and Iceland than in other countries. However, spokeswoman Alison Brunier said that the U.N. health agency decided to keep its advice in favor of vaccination, including with the Pandemrix vaccine...

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2011-02-01 13:43:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix H1N1 flu vaccine after a Finnish study suggested children who got the shot were nine times more likely to suffer from narcolepsy. The rare sleeping disorder causes a person to fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly Its cause is not understood but it is generally consider to be triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Researchers at Finland's National Institute for Health and...

2011-01-25 12:45:00

FRAZER, Pa., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced positive results from a phase IV clinical trial of NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] in patients experiencing excessive sleepiness associated with shift work disorder, specifically during the end of their night shifts (i.e., 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), including the commute home. The study data showed statistically significant difference in improvement in overall clinical condition...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.