Researchers studying how big the Internet is have found that it “sleeps,” almost like a living creature.
Dr Joseph Takahashi, chairman of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2009, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a component of the prestigious National Academies of Sciences.
Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control.
Coinciding with Medtrade, ResMed announced the availability of the ResMed Data Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software and service solutions for home medical equipment (HME) and other healthcare providers.
A move toward even greater simplicity and ease of use could have widespread implications for sleep medicine.
Taking a short nap after lunch can help refresh the mind. A Tainan-based research team led by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) professor Sheng-Fu Liang has developed a smart eye mask to help with taking an ideal snooze.
Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. A study published by Cell Press on October 16 in Cell now reveals that gut microbes in mice and humans have circadian rhythms that are controlled by the biological clock of the host in which they reside.
Robert L. Talley, DDS, has become the new president of the American Sleep & Breathing Academy Dental Division (ASBADD) and Peter Chase, DDS, will be serving as the new vice president of the ASBADD.
Kosmo Technologies, which is developing an airway feedback device that can identify in real time if an oral appliance will work for an obstructive sleep apnea patient and determine optimal jaw position, has been offered an initial seed investment of $50,000.
The global market for sleep aids totaled $54.9 billion in 2013. This market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% to reach $58.5 billion in 2014 and $76.7 billion by 2019, according to a BCC Research study.