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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...

2011-01-20 00:00:53

Dr. Michael Lacey now practices Neurology and Sleep Medicine at the convenient location of both his private practice and the Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Dr. Michael Lacey now practices Neurology and Sleep Medicine at the convenient location of both his private practice and the Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic. Dr. Lacey is co-founder of the nationally accredited Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic and serves as the clinic's medical director. Dr. Lacey...

2010-12-17 17:06:42

Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia in one of the largest studies of its kind. The sleep disorder has far-reaching consequences for both the individual and society as a whole. Hypersomnia is characterised by excessive tiredness during the day. Patients who suffer from the disorder are extremely sleepy and need to take a nap several times a...

2010-11-30 10:11:00

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful pilot program, Gordon Trucking has chosen Sleep HealthCenters to provide a nationwide comprehensive sleep apnea screening and treatment program. The program is designed to enhance roadway safety by improving the health of commercial drivers through education, diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), it is estimated that...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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