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NN Blog — Back to School

September 10, 2014 — Back to School By Melissa Patterson Outreach Coordinator On a recent visit home, my mother was in a cleaning mood and she promptly […]

FDA report on narcolepsy public meeting is released

The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) has released its final report on the public meeting on narcolepsy.  “The Voice of the Patient” summarizes comments and themes […]

NN Blog – Dear Honda: Narcolepsy Isn’t Funny

Dear Honda: Narcolepsy Isn’t Funny By Melissa Patterson Narcolepsy Network Outreach Coordinator posted June 24, 2014 To those of us with narcolepsy, it pretty much goes without saying […]

Honda apologizes to the narcolepsy community for offensive ad

Representatives from Honda have contacted Narcolepsy Network to apologize for the “Synth and Seattlites” ad for the Honda Fit.  They have confirmed that the ad has been […]

People with narcolepsy profiled in “The Atlantic” magazine

The current The Atlantic magazine includes the article “Portraits of Narcolepsy in New York City,” which offers a look into the lives of five New Yorkers with […]

Research shows that a micropump may help eliminate middle-of-the-night medication doses

Researchers at Flamel Technologies are researching use of a micropump to deliver Sodium Oxybate. Recent clinical trials show that the pump has the potential to eliminate the […]

“Neurology Now” magazine features PWN Nicole Jeray

The April/May 2014 issue of “Neurology Now” magazine features an interview with Nicole Jeray.  Nicole is a person with narcolepsy (PWN), an LPGA golfer and outstanding narcolepsy […]

Orexin nasal spray shows promise as a treatment for narcolepsy

New research shows that an orexin nasal spray holds promise as a treatment for the sleep alterations and EDS that are common symptoms of narcolepsy.  The study, […]

New research links narcolepsy with cataplexy to a genetic variant

New research in Europe shows that almost 100% of study subjects who had a particular variation in the HLA-DQB1 gene had narcolepsy with cataplexy.  The findings are […]

New study may show the cause of H1N1-triggered narcolepsy

A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine shows that in genetically susceptible people, narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a similarity between a protein called […]