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Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, July 06, 2017—Poor sleep may be a sign that otherwise healthy individuals may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life over those who do not have sleep p…

Investigational Narcolepsy Agent Found Effective for Severely Affected Patients with Cataplexy in Phase 3 Study

Thursday, January 26, 2017—Results from a phase 3 controlled trial show that pitolisant (Wakix, Bioproject Pharma) may be efficacious in severely affected narcoleptic patients with cataplexy. Pitolisant…

Upper Airway Stimulation for Sleep Apnea Approved

June 2014 --  Inspire Medical Systems has received marketing approval from the FDA for its Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) system. The device is an implantable ne…

Epilepsy Drug Target May Have Implications for Brain Disorder Sleep Disruption

April 2014 -- The enzyme GABA transaminase, which is the target of some epilepsy drugs, contributes to sleep loss in fruit flies, a recent study from the University of Penns…

 
 

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