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Drug fights fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients
SAN DIEGO, CA - Multiple sclerosis patients finally have a more effective and safe weapon against fatigue, one of the most impairing and disabling symptoms of the disease, according to research presented during the American Academy of Neurology's 52nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 29 - May 6, 2000. (2000-04-30)

Non-addicting drug offers narcolepsy sufferers safe option
Modafinil, the first nonaddicting drug for people suffering from narcolepsy, offers safe and effective relief from excessive daytime sleepiness associated with the disorder, according to a study published in the March 14 issue of Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology's scientific journal. The study is the first to verify that modafinil does not create dependency or lingering withdrawal symptoms. (2000-03-12)

New web site provides access to information on sleep and sleep disorders
The NHLBI has launched a new Web site to offer the public and health care professionals the most up-to-date, science-based information on sleep and sleep disorders. The url is (2000-01-17)

Narcolepsy gene identified
HHMI researchers find that mice born without a gene that regulates appetite also exhibit unexpected attacks of narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. (1999-08-06)

UT Southwestern researchers create mice with narcolepsy
Using an infrared, nighttime video camera to study genetically engineered mice lacking a molecule known to affect appetite, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers unexpectedly discovered they had created a rodent with the sleep disorder narcolepsy. (1999-08-06)

Statement on discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs
The significance of the discovery of the gene for narcolepsy in dogs is discussed in a statement from the directors of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. (1999-08-05)

Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call
The Narcolepsy Network and sleep centers nationwide are launching (1999-06-29)

Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients
Modafinil, an experimental, wake-promoting drug, has been shown to provide clinically meaningful health-related quality-of-life benefits and maintains this improvement over an extended period, without the debilitating side effects of other drugs, according to a University of Michigan researcher. (1998-06-23)

New Drug Tested at UIC Effectively Treats Narcolepsy
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers and those at 20 other sites have found that a new drug helps narcolepsy patients stay awake without being a stimulant. UIC's Center for Narcolepsy Research participated in a trial of Modafinil, the first new drug treatment to be developed for narcolepsy in 30 years. (1996-07-18)

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