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Genetic clue uncovered for narcolepsy March 24, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Genetics, Narcolepsy, Research.

A genetic variant may predispose people to narcolepsy, Japanese researchers have found. Narcolepsy causes extreme daytime sleepiness, and may lead people to doze off while driving, as well as sudden, temporary muscle weakness called cataplexy triggered by strong emotions such as anger or laughter. Read More… 


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