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Therapeutic Sleep for Traumatic Brain Injury

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Northwestern University

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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, decreasedfragmented 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.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

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[A, Approved For Public Release]