Dr. Mignot Discusses Current State of Narcolepsy Research with NIH’s Dr. Twery

by julie on March 21, 2013

Dr. Michael Twery (Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at NHLBI) recently discussed narcolepsy research with leading expert, Dr. Mignot (of Stanford University). This video provides a great overview of why narcolepsy develops in certain individuals and the innovative treatments on the horizon for this neurological illness! 

Thank you Dr. Twery, Dr. Mignot and NHLBI for raising awareness about narcolepsy research! To learn more about NIH’s funding of upcoming narcolepsy treatments, read here.

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Gail Pean March 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Brilliant discussion of the causes of narcolepsy and sleep disorder research with the leading scientist in the field.

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julie March 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Thank you for watching, Gail!

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Susyana suwadie April 13, 2013 at 3:03 am

Dear Julie,

Thanks God about the good news ….! I do hope there will be a great way to develop more about narcolepsy treatment and medication…..
I really hope someday everybodey include my son will be cured from narcolepsy…

Keep going to fight with this and I fully support you ….
Big thanks

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julie April 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thank you so much for your support, Susyana! I will keep fighting. ;-)

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LINDA May 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

But… what about those of us who were born with it? Its dangerous to presume this is an autoimmune reaction when that’s only true in certain cases. I was born like this … stuck in REM.

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julie May 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Hi Linda, An autoimmune reaction may be one path to developing narcolepsy, but there are other ways people develop it, for sure. Great point! Thank you, Julie

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Nancy Waldman June 11, 2013 at 5:11 am

I was told that it is an inherited condition. I have a mild case, and my daughter, a severe case. I am pretty certain that my mother also had it, but was undiagnosed. Do you think that treatments will differ based on how it was acquired?

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