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Brainwave "Balancing" Research Receives $1 Million Grant From The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.
Date:1/30/2013

studies of TBI in professional, college, and teenage athletes, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Asperger Syndrome, in people ages 12 and older. 

"At a time when funding for research is very hard to find, the previous support from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., made possible the creation of this research program and allowed us to complete several pilot clinical studies," said Tegeler.  "We are eager to continue our efforts to scientifically evaluate the potential benefits of HIRREM as a safe, effective, noninvasive, non-drug therapy in conditions where such are lacking.  It is with deep gratitude to Susanne Collins that we accept this generous additional funding which not only allows continuation of this important research, but also expands the program to include many other patient groups for whom there is also great need.  Asperger Syndrome was just added to the list of projects due to the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School." 

The $1 million dollars of continued funding from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., also allows Tegeler to complete a placebo-controlled study for insomnia, and to expand current studies with the military.  Tegeler's team has also applied for additional funding through the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a study with active duty military personnel.  

*Editor's Note: The pilot study was published in the journal Brain and Behavior in October 2012 (28 OCT 2012, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.101); a methods paper was published in the journal, Brain and Behavior this month (14 JAN 2013, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.116).

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