Study links genetic ancestry to racial differences in slow-wave sleep
A study in the August issue of the journal SLEEP clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific genetic variants.
Submit research priority comments to NHLBI by Sept. 11
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has issued a request for information (NOT-HL-15-269) inviting public comment on the Draft Strategic Research Priorities developed as part of its Strategic Visioning Initiative.
White House invites public input on Precision Medicine Initiative
The White House has invited researchers and health care providers to submit innovative ideas and practical solutions that can inform the Precision Medicine Initiative.
Deadline for ASMF Focused Projects Award is Monday, Aug. 31
Applications for the American Sleep Medicine Foundation 2015 Focused Projects Award must be received by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.
Meta-analysis links shorter sleep durations to increased waist circumference
A meta-analysis in the August issue of the journal SLEEP is the first to quantify the magnitude and consistency of the relationship between insufficient sleep and waist circumference, a measure of central adiposity with demonstrated sensitivity in the prediction of health risk.