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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Specification of sleep-wake control neurons in the basal forebrain
Principal Investigator:

Ritchie E. Brown

Location: Brockton, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $308,282
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Deployment and combat exposure substantially increase the risk for insomnia and other sleep disorders in military personnel. These findings match with the 6-fold increase in the diagnosis of sleep disorders in the VA in recent years. The most prevalent sleep disorder, insomnia, is associated with an increased risk for suicide. Furthermore, disrupted sleep and abnormal cortical activity are common in severe neuropsychiatric conditions affecting veterans such as dementia and schizophrenia. Thus, a...

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