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MUSC to host Research Sleep Laboratory open house

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The Medical University of South Carolina is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 25th to introduce the MUSC Sleep Laboratory.

The unit was developed within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral to facilitate the development of research in sleep disorders. The event is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the 5th floor of MUSC's Institute of Psychiatry. There will be a demonstration and sleep research laboratory personnel present to answer questions.

There's currently an active sleep research program at MUSC. Dr. Thomas Uhde, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a nationally recognized expert in the relationship between sleep and anxiety disorders.

Other clinical sleep researchers at MUSC are examining the relationship between pain and disordered sleep, novel treatments for insomnia, the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and memory problems, and implanted pace-maker like systems to activate muscles in the throat to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

There's also an active basic science program in sleep attempting to better understand the basic mechanisms of sleep and sleep disorders. This program is under the direction of Dr. Peter Shiromani.

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