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Great Lakes Orthodontics was recently named as a finalist for the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association (BNBEA) Awards.
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Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals’ personal and professional lives, according to Clemson University researchers.
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An international team of researchers has found some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called “hit-and-run” autoimmune disease.
REM sleep
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a study from Washington State University Spokane.
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A good night's sleep has long been recommended to those who have experienced a traumatic event. But an Oxford University-led study provides preliminary experimental work suggesting it could actually be the wrong thing to do.
Drive Medical has completed its largest acquisition to date, acquiring DeVilbiss Healthcare, effective July 2, 2015.
Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s (ACHC) Sleep Accreditation program recently received acceptance by PacificSource Health Plans. The approval by PacificSource will allow ACHC-accredited sleep providers in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Montana to access the network.
Researchers with the Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) have found that dopamine transporter (DAT) scanning can be an effective tool in identifying prodromal Parkinson’s disease (PD) in REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), according to a study released at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
Casper, a sleep startup that launched with a mattress, has closed a $55 million Series B investment round. The new investment was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Adam Levine, Scooter Braun, and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
Sorin SpA, a global medical device company that focuses on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and Cyberonics Inc, a medical device company with core expertise in neuromodulation, unveiled "LivaNova" as the name of their combined company, effective at the close of their proposed merger.
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Researchers led by Toru Takumi at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a key mechanism underlying how animals keep track of the seasons. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how circadian clock machinery in the brain encodes seasonal changes in daylight duration through GABA activity along with changes in the amount of chloride located inside certain neurons.
InsomniSolv
North Shore InnoVentures, a technology incubator and business accelerator, announced that, along with two of its other portfolio companies, sleep improvement wearable maker InsomniSolv Inc received a Milestone Achievement Program grants from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
blue light symposium
At the recent New York Blue Light Symposium, the International Blue Light Society outlined three measures to counter consequences of artificial illumination faced by the global community.
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Researchers from the University of Leicester have suggested that a "thermosensory" gene could be responsible for changes in behavior in different climates.
narcolepsy scholarship
Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders, has selected the recipients of the 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship.
New expert recommendations for the prevention and treatment of augmentation in patients suffering from restless legs syndrome (RLS) list Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) as a first-line therapy with a lower risk of developing augmentation.
OSA University, a dental sleep medicine team training online education center, is hosting a 1-hour webinar on CPAP Awareness, scheduled for June 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM CDT.
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Nihon Kohden senior manager Dr Takuo Aoyagi has received the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology.
Narcolepsy Network’s annual conference brings people with narcolepsy (PWNs) and their supporters together to hear from some of the world's leading narcolepsy specialists and to share experiences with one another.
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When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds University College London (UCL) research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society.