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Narcolepsy = autoimmune disease

Also lost in the swine-flu shuffle this week was some pretty interesting sleep-disorder news. Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, a well-known narcolepsy researcher, and colleagues have shown for the first time that a specific immune cell is involved in narcolepsy. Mignot says the finding could lead to new treatments for the sleep disorder and a better understanding of other, more common autoimmune diseases. Take a look at the video above for more.

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