The 5 Most Impactful Findings From National Geographic's 'Science of Sleep' Issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in National Geographic, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August issue is focused on a topic closer to home: the science of sleep. An estimated 35 percent of adults do not get enough sleep. The National Geographic cover…

Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'

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New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings “could potentially change textbooks” on epilepsy, according to the researchers, as well as pave the way for new therapies. Mapping the patterns of neuronal activity in the brain could change therapies…

New findings explain the connection between melatonin and type 2 diabetes

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A new experimental and clinical study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the sleep hormone melatonin impairs insulin secretion in people with a common gene variant. “This could explain why the risk of type 2 diabetes is greater among, for instance, overnight workers or people with sleeping disorders”, says…

Wake Up Narcolepsy organization releases new study findings during National Sleep Week

With this week’s National Sleep Awareness Week educating millions of people around the country about the health benefits of sleep, Wake Up Narcolepsy, the nation’s leading narcolepsy research and awareness organization, releases new findings from its study containing invaluable information for the 200,000+ Americans currently affected by the disorder….

UCD researcher's findings may lead to therapeutic targets for heart diseases associated with obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Silke Ryan, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical researcher, has delivered the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) 2015 international congress. The congress, the largest annual respiratory meeting in the world, took place earlier this week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was attended by over 20,000…