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Act Today and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Very recently, the Hypersomnia Foundation became aware of an opportunity to help shape the future of sleep research. The National Institutes of Health, the primary source of funding for medical research in the United States, has issued a Request for Information, which you can view at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-16-312.html. The final date to...

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2015 HF Year in Review

“Overwhelmed!” “Excited!” “Incredibly grateful!”at the Hypersomnia Foundation, we are thrilled beyond belief  following our “Giving Tuesday” campaign that expanded beyond a single day and actually ran through the end of 2015. Your incredible generosity not only met, but far exceeded, the Board members’ challenge to...

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HF Welcomes Several New Board Members

The Board of Directors of the Hypersomnia Foundation is pleased to introduce three new board members to the Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, and Medical Advisory Board. Diane Powell and to announce the appointment of two new members of the Scientific Advisory Board, Prof. Nicholas...

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EMA Recommends Approval of Pitolisant for the Treatment of Narcolepsy

On November 20, 2015, the European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended that Bioprojet Pharma's drug pitolisant (Wakix) be approved for the treatment of narcolepsy with or without cataplexy. In making its recommendation, the Committee reviewed data from four studies of pitolisant—two placebo-controlled...

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BUNIHPPS – An Online Research Survey for Narcolepsy & IH Patients

http://tiny.cc/BUNIHPPS Dear IH Community members: A research team at Boston University has developed BUNIHPPS -- a survey research study for patients with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. Also called the Boston University Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia Patient Perspectives Study, BUNIHPPS is an anonymous online survey forging into new...

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Research Opportunity

Victoria University, Melbourne Australia is commencing a study about the general health and well-being of people within three groups. One group will be those with both narcolepsy and cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotional arousal. Another group will be...

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