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  • The 130th WPI-IIIS seminar

    05 21, 2018

    Date and time 21 May 2018, Monday, 12:00 - 13:00
    Venue 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae
    Speaker Dr. Aleksandar Videnovic, Division of Sleep Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Subject Sleepy Days and Restless Nights of Parkinson’s Disease
    Summary Impaired sleep and alertness, initially recognized by James Parkinson in his famous monograph "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy" in 1817, is one of the most common and disabling nonmotor symptoms of PD. Dopamine, the major neurotransmitter implicated in the pathogenesis of PD, plays a pivotal role in the regulation of sleep and circadian homeostasis. Sleep dysfunction affects up to 90% of patients with PD, and may precede the onset of the disease by decades. Emerging evidence also points to significant alterations of the circadian system in PD. Further studies that will examine pathophysiology of sleep dysfunction in PD, and focus on novel treatment approaches are therefore very much needed.

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