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.
By Sabrina Zearott, College of Arts & Sciences VANCOUVER, Wash. – Researchers are working across multiple disciplines and campuses at Washington State University to develop a device to help keep drivers awake while on the road.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]