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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sleep Neurobiology and Circuitry
Principal Investigator:

Priyattam J. Shiromani

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


70 million Americans suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Behavior, mood and memory deteriorate with sleep loss and it gets worse with continuing sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. There is considerable amount of data on the neurons that keep us awake (arousal neurons) whereas very little is known about the neurons that make us fall asleep. Indeed, current network models of sleep-wake regulation list many arousal neuronal populations compared to only one...

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