In circadian rhythm sleep–wake disorders precision medicine is less developed than in other medical disciplines mainly because homeostatic sleep and circadian timing have a very complex phenotype with multiple genetic regulation mechanisms.
Lauren Pulling highlights some of the key trending topics in neurology and neuroscience from 2016, as well as the top read articles of the year – take a look and let us know your thoughts.
This article explores the role of sleep as a pathological mechanism to fibromyalgia and the currently available pharmacological treatments for improving sleep in fibromyalgia.
Chronic lack of sleep or irregular sleep-wake cycles have been implicated as potentially key factors in the development of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
Differences in the levels of neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate have been observed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea compared with healthy controls.
Brain autopsies of elderly individuals indicate potential link between sleep fragmentation and arteriosclerosis and minor infarcts.
A research initiative exploring the usefulness of genetic information in a clinical setting has discovered six genes that appear to affect human sleep duration.
A new study has analyzed the role of secondary eating and drinking in an effort to unravel the mechanism behind the well-known association between sleep and obesity.
New research highlights a compound closely linked to orexin as a potentially important treatment for narcolepsy.