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Ritalin may improve Parkinson's symptoms, OHSU study says

...o. The subjects were then scored for tapping rate, tremor and dyskinesia, as well as walking speed. Paroxetine, when given with levodopa, didn't affect tapping, dyskinesia or tremor, according to the findings. In fact, six people reported worse balance while on paroxetine. Nutt's Ritalin study collaborators...

Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome

...or the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. "We've seen very positive responses ...how that this stimulation can significantly reduce tremor and other symptoms in about three quarters of appropriately selected patients with Parkinson's." say...

Genetic screening recommended to detect new neurodegenerative disorder in men over age 50

... but currently unknown number of adults with these tremor and balance problems are being diagnosed as normal... "FXTAS may be one of the most common causes of tremor and balance problems in the adult population, yet it is being misdiagnosed because neurologists who ...

News briefing, webcast and satellite feed

.... Screening for the gene mutation in men who have tremor and balance problems is important regardless of their family history, especially when accompanied by other signs such as parkinsonism (rigidity in movement), short-term memory loss and dementia. News Briefing: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at noon, Pacific time...

Investigational cancer drug prevents abnormal brain growth, reverses seizures in lab mice

...m, which results in headaches, movement disorders, tremor and other problems. Ataxia is a loss of muscle coordination which can be seen as the inability to walk normally. Glioblastoma multiforme is a cancer of the nervous system arising in cells called astrocytes, which support and nurture nerves. This canc...

Relatives of Parkinson's patients have higher risk for action tremor

... of the American Academy of Neurology. Whether the tremor is a milder form of Parkinson's disease or whether...tute in New York, studied the prevalence of action tremor among 5,563 relatives of patients with Parkinson's disease (487) and controls (409). The study was p...

UCSD researchers discover gene able to suppress retrovirus insertion mutations

...brator mice carrying the mvb1 genes showed reduced tremor severity and survived to adulthood. The team showed the Mvb1 did this by raising the amount of normal RNA made from the mutant vibrator gene. In further experiments, the researchers showed that Mbv1 also modifies an Eya1 mutation that is a mouse mod...

Modifier gene controls severity of neurological disease in mice

...ic inherited neurological disorder which produces tremor and muscle weakness in laboratory mice into a lethal disease that paralyzes and kills them within a few weeks of birth. Called Scnm1 for sodium channel modifier 1, the gene is one of a small group of recently discovered modifier genes that interact ...

Spectrum of West Nile symptoms includes paralysis

...ety of other neurological abnormalities, including tremor and seizures. Patients also developed a variety of biochemical abnormalities seen in laboratory tests, and other problems were detected with neuroimaging. In addition to the need for ventilation, other serious complications occurred, including rhabdo...

Same gene found to cause mental retardation in children, neurodegenerative condition in older males

...ly help with development of therapies for both the tremor disorder and fragile X syndrome." Currently, male carriers of the gene do not know they are carriers unless there is an affected grandchild in the family. This is how the researchers have discovered the cases studied to date. Affected individuals hav...

West Nile Virus cases analyzed for prevalence and symptoms

...of one half of the body, abnormally slow movement, tremor with rigidity, numbness or tingling and unstable gait. Findings of their study are being presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Honolulu, March 29-April 5, 2003. West Nile Fever, generally transmitted to humans through the ...

Mouse genetic model for spongiform brain diseases

... the mutant mice exhibit little more than a slight tremor when they begin to move, they live a normal life span for their species and are able to reproduce, Gunn says. Nor did the investigators find evidence of misshapen prion proteins (the cause of spongiform encephalopathies such as mad cow and mad elk di...

New evidence on revolutionary brain pacemaker for Parkinson's Disease patients

... immeasurably. I no longer have this debilitating tremor that made me an object of sympathy for some, and horror for others. I am once again the confident person I was before Parkinsons started. Ive been given back my life....

Gene therapy shown to protect and reverse the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease in pre-clinical studies

...igns of Parkinson's disease that includes: resting tremor on one side of the body; generalized slowness of movement; stiffness of limbs; and gait or balance problems. The cause of the disease is unknown. Both environmental and genetic causes of the disease have been postulated. Parkinson's disease affec...

Transplanted neural stem cells migrate throughout the abnormal brain, reduce disease symptoms

...velops severe tremors by 2 to 3 weeks of age. The tremor develops because themice lack a key protein needed to make myelin, the insulating coating thatsurrounds nerve fibers. The lack of normal myelin in these mice mimics thedefect seen in many human demyelinating disorders, such as multiple sclerosisand ...

Gene Locus Found For Essential Tremor Disorder

... the most common human movementdisorder, essential tremor (ET). In an article in the November 1997 issue of...disablingcondition." ET is characterized mainly by tremor of the arms, but the head, neck and voicemay also be involved. About 4 million Americans have this ...

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