Immunology

A real eye-opener: Narcolepsy bears classic autoimmune hallmarks

Narcoleptics suffer from bouts of sleepiness and sleep attacks, which impair their ability to function in daily life. But the precise cause of narcolepsy has long eluded scientists, and the cure for the devastating neurological ...

Medical research

New insights into sleeping disorder narcolepsy

(HealthDay)—A new study has uncovered evidence that most cases of narcolepsy are caused by a misguided immune system attack—something that has been long suspected but unproven.

Neuroscience

Researchers find new clue to cause of human narcolepsy

(Medical Xpress)—In 2000, researchers at the UCLA Center for Sleep Research published findings showing that people suffering from narcolepsy, a disorder characterized by uncontrollable periods of deep sleep, had 90 percent ...

Neuroscience

Maintaining wakefulness: The role of orexin neuropeptides

(Medical Xpress)—One of Kanazawa University's leading professors has spent the last 15 years investigating the role of orexin neuropeptides in the brain. Takeshi Sakurai's work is furthering understanding of sleep and wakeful ...

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