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Narcolepsy – scientists unmask the culprit of an enigmatic disease!

Patients with the rare disease narcolepsy with cataplexy suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness and brief episodes of loss of muscle tone triggered by emotions (= cataplexy). The disease depends on genetic and environmental factors and [...]

Ambizione Grant for Research in Epilepsy

Dr. Maxime Baud from the Sleep-Wake-Epilepsy-Center at the Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, receives a SNSF Ambizione Grant for his research on prevention and treatment of epileptic seizures. Seizure risk in epilepsy patients is influenced by [...]

CAS in Sleep, Consciousness and related disorders

The Academy of Sleep and Consciousness ASC, a cooperation between the University of Bern and the Università della Svizzera Italiana together with the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC) and the Bern University Hospital, Inselspital and [...]

New Interfaculty Research Cooperation “Decoding Sleep”

This new interdisciplinary project is funded by the University of Bern and started in March 2018. It comprises 13 research groups from the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Human Sciences. Claudio Bassetti, professor of Neurology, [...]

sitem-insel Neuro

The aim of the newly founded Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel), which will be located on the Insel Campus, is to establish, operate and develop a National Center of Excellence for [...]

Looking back to the 4th BENESCO Winter Research Meeting

March 10-12, 2016, in Wengen Thank you to all the speakers and sponsors for their contribution to this year's successful and enriching scientific meeting. The 4th BENESCO Winter Research Meeting was a great success. [...]

Benesco Switzerland Events

Berner Schlaf-Wach-Tage 2018

October 17 - October 19

2nd Sleep Science Winter School

March 3, 2019 - March 6, 2019