Wake Up Narcolepsy Donations Play Pivotal Role in Research

WUN Research Donations Making A Difference On November 8, 2016, Wake Up Narcolepsy Board Member, Suzanne Rispoli had the honor of presenting Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine at Stanford University with a $30,000 unrestricted grant to continue their work with a Genome Wide Association Study […]

Hope for Narcolepsy Cure Despite Research Paper Retraction

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Research

In December 2013 the research team led by Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, of Stanford University, published a paper in Science Translational Medicine confirming that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. In late in July, however, the team retracted the paper due its inability to reproduce the key findings of the study. Reproducibility is an important element of […]

Narcolepsy Confirmed as Autoimmune Disease

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Diagnosis

Note: this research finding has been retracted. See https://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/mignot-retraction/ Until now, narcolepsy  has been suspected as an autoimmune disease. The latest research confirms this. http://ibapluro.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/new-features-of-the-immune-system-part-1-of-3/ Study also partly explains why the 2009 swine flu virus, and a vaccine against it, led to spikes in the sleep disorder. http://www.nature.com/news/narcolepsy-confirmed-as-autoimmune-disease-1.14413   Think you or a loved one […]

Wake Up Narcolepsy Donates $20,000 for Narcolepsy Research at Harvard and Stanford Universities

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Research, Uncategorized

Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) recently awarded research grants totaling $20,000 to two of the world’s leading scientific investigators studying narcolepsy, a debilitating, chronic sleep disorder. The donations were generated at Wake Up Narcolepsy – Boston, an evening of comic relief to benefit narcolepsy research and awareness, held in October 2013. The WUN grants include: $10,00 […]