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Clinical

Narcolepsy’s New Names

The ICSD-3 provides new terminology, classifications, and diagnoses for this disorder that’s characterized by daily periods of irrepressible need to sleep or daytime lapses into sleep.

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Research News

Scientists Model How Memories Stick Together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress, and learning disabilities.

Case Reports

Sleeping Pills Linked to Risk of Death

Sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs and have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large study, published in BMJ, shows that several anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) are associated with a doubling in the risk of mortality.

Curated Content

Insomnia Affects 25% of Taiwanese Aged 65 and Older

The Taipei Times reports on new research by the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine. Nearly one in two Taiwanese 65 or older has trouble sleeping at least once a week and about 25 percent of them suffer from chronic insomnia, new research by the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine shows.

Research News

Researchers ID Gene That Represses Circadian Clock

Most genes involved in the regulation of the circadian clock have been characterized, but Akihiro Goriki, Toru Takumi, and their colleagues from RIKEN and Hiroshima University in Japan and the University of Michigan in the United States knew that a key component was missing and sough to uncover it in mammals.