Part 2: Translational Neuroscience of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), Fatigue and Hypersomnia.

submitted by: torabi_m
M.Torabi Nami MD, PhDc, Department of Neuroscience, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS), Tehran 15948 Iran, Torabi_m@iricss.org , Sleepiness, tiredness and fatigue are complaints which must be thoroughly analyzed to eliminate blur and ambiguity. Physiological sleepiness (“sleep pressure”) increases while being awake and additionally underlies the circadian rhythm with a lower threshold to fall asleep during night time. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is considered...

Translational Neuroscience of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), Fatigue and Hypersomnia.

submitted by: torabi_m
Sleepiness, tiredness and fatigue are complaints which must be thoroughly analyzed to eliminate blur and ambiguity. Physiological sleepiness (“sleep pressure”) increases while being awake and additionally underlies the circadian rhythm with a lower threshold to fall asleep during night time. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is considered normal only after sleep deprivation. Clinically, EDS manifests by frequents daytime napping and/or reduced alertness with automatic behavior or -...

GENECAPP Approach

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Brief description of GENECAPP procedure

Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

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Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero

Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: A Description of 3 Patients With Excellent Outcome.

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Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings showcasing 3 highly successful outcomes in patients with Tourette syndrome who underwent deep brain stimulation. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00012-7/fulltext

Targeted Drug Melts Fat in Obese Monkeys

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An anti-obesity drug that homes in on and destroys blood vessels that support fat reduced the weight of obese rhesus monkeys by 11 percent in one month. It also trimmed their waistlines by eradicating 27 percent of their abdominal fat. Obesity raises a person's risk for developing breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and other cancers and also hinders treatment for cancer patients. Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who developed the drug discuss results of the...