Accession Number : AD1050214

Title :   Therapeutic Sleep for Traumatic Brain Injury

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2016,31 May 2017

Corporate Author : Northwestern University Evanston United States

Personal Author(s) : Allada, Ravi ; Van Alphen,Bart

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This proposal will test the hypothesis that correcting sleep disorders can have a therapeutic effect on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) The majority of TBI patients develop sleep disorders, a correlation that is extremely prevalent in military personnel. Here, we have developed a paradigm to induce TBI in Drosophila. TBI induction results in increased mortality, impaired climbing behavior, decreased/fragmented sleep and cell death. We also discovered a biphasic response in both impaired climbing behavior and altered gene expression in glia cells. We are currently testing whether sleep induction can restore these impairments.

Descriptors :   brain injuries , gene expression , trauma , sleep , sleep disorders , behavior , apoptosis

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE