sleep research

Sept. 14: Top circadian biology researcher to speak

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – For 40 years, Northwestern University biology professor Fred Turek has investigated circadian rhythms – internal cycles that tell our bodies when to sleep, eat and work. Interrupted rhythms can lead to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as obesity.

WSU research study supports new safety rule for truck drivers

SPOKANE, Wash. –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released the findings of a field study conducted by the Washington State University (WSU) Sleep and Performance Research Center. The study provides evidence that a revised provision in new hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers is more effective at combating fatigue than […]

Sleep research center expands its facilities

      SPOKANE  – Bryan Vila, a senior researcher associated with WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center, has been awarded a $610,000 grant by the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to expand the center’s Spokane-based facilities with a Critical Job Tasks Simulation Laboratory. Scheduled to be operational in 2009, the new facility […]

Sleep researcher visitsSpokane and Pullman

SPOKANE – WSU Spokane’s Sleep and Performance Research Center will host Dr. Clare Anderson, Ph.D., an established sleep researcher from Loughborough University in the U.K.   Dr. Anderson will speak Friday, May 23 about the consequences of getting too much or too little sleep. The lecture is scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Riverpoint Campus […]

Advance MRI technology aids WSU researchers

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane and Spokane Advanced Imaging Institute (SAII) recently finalized an agreement providing WSU researchers access to the region’s first functional imaging MRI. SAII opened the facility containing the 3.0 tesla MRI in May 2006. A typical MRI system provides a picture of some part of the patient’s anatomy, e.g., a knee ligament […]