KLS Medical Foundation Awarding Research Grants

KLS Medical Foundation Awarding Research Grants Deadline: January 16th, 2009 The KLS Foundation is awarding grants to fund innovative ideas on basic scientific and medical research directed at finding the cause and better treatments for KLS. Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) primarily strikes adolescents.  It is characterized by clearly demarcated periods of excessive amounts of sleep and altered behavior for weeks at a time. The cause of KLS is unknown but both genetic and infectious processes have been implicated. For a review and recent...

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Presentation on the Comparison of Narcolepsy and KLS to be presented at Annual Ped. Sleep Conference

Presentation on the Comparison of Narcolepsy and KLS to be presented at Annual Ped. Sleep Conference Rafael Pelayo, MD will present a talk entitled “Comparison of Narcolepsy and Kleine Levin Syndrome” during the Annual Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference being held March 14-16, 2008 at Amelia Island, Florida.  This conference will focus on “Next Steps in Research Patient Care, Policy and Education” and is being sponsored by the Medical School of Brown University. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is an assistant professor at the Stanford University...

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Kleine-Levin Syndrome: A Systematic Study of 108 Patients

Here is an abstract of a recently published article on KLS. Ann Neurol. 2008 Apr;63(4):482-93 “Kleine-Levin syndrome: a systematic study of 108 patients”  Arnulf I, Lin L, Gadoth N, File J, Lecendreux M, Franco P, Zeitzer J, Lo B, Faraco JH, Mignot E. Stanford Center for Narcolepsy and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. isabelle.arnulf@psl.aphp.fr OBJECTIVE: Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by relapsing-remitting episodes of hypersomnia, cognitive disturbances, and behavioral...

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To all participants in the KLS research program:

I would like to let you know that I am leaving Stanford University at the end of April to begin medical school in the fall.  Please know that the KLS research program at Stanford University will continue.  The lab is in the process of hiring a replacement and the new research assistant will introduce himself or herself on the KLS Foundation website shortly. The 21 months that I have spent researching KLS and interacting with patients and families has been an incredible experience that I will not soon forget. The strength of character...

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