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Medical News & Perspectives
February 10, 1999

New Studies Illuminate Brain Disorders

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JAMA. 1999;281(6):499-501. doi:10.1001/jama.281.6.499

LOS ANGELES—The Society of Neuroscience's annual meeting offers a scientific smorgasbord of new research findings about the brain and nervous system. The most recent meeting was no exception, with reports on areas ranging from the etiology of narcolepsy through the potential of nicotinelike drugs to enhance memory to a possible link between an infectious agent and Alzheimer disease (AD).

New studies suggest that people with narcolepsy face a double whammy: Not only do they have trouble staying awake, their sleep is disturbed as well.

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