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Movement disorders are neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness, paralysis of spasticity of the muscles. They affect the speed, fluency or smoothness, quality, and ease of movement.
Low accuracy of clinical diagnosis for early Parkinson’s disease

Low accuracy of clinical diagnosis for early Parkinson’s disease

About three-quarters of patients suspected to have early Parkinson’s disease eventually prove to have other conditions, a study shows. [More]
Studies show relation between spice and different types of psychosis

Studies show relation between spice and different types of psychosis

Professors of Medicine Degree at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University and the Provincial Hospital of Castellón, in collaboration with doctors of the Addictive Behaviors Unit of Valencia, have described the first case of catatonic psychosis caused by a synthetic derivate of Cannabis: the spice. [More]
New research program to understand and treat debilitating psychiatric disorders

New research program to understand and treat debilitating psychiatric disorders

Scientists and physicians at UC San Francisco (UCSF) are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program in which they will employ advanced technology to characterize human brain networks and better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders, focusing first on anxiety disorders and major depression. [More]
Eye movement disorder increases as we age, study finds

Eye movement disorder increases as we age, study finds

Abnormal binocular vision, which involves the way eyes work together as a team, increases dramatically as we age, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The study also found a correlation between this condition, general health and antidepressant use. [More]
Studies demonstrate new approaches to treating and preventing Parkinson's disease

Studies demonstrate new approaches to treating and preventing Parkinson's disease

A trio of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate new approaches to understanding, treating and potentially staving off Parkinson's disease (PD). Studies show that factors such as estrogen exposure and statin use have an impact on the onset of Parkinson's disease. [More]
Study reveals factors that contribute to eye mobility disorder

Study reveals factors that contribute to eye mobility disorder

Imagine you cannot move your eyes up, and you cannot lift your upper eyelid. You walk through life with your head tilted upward so that your eyes look straight when they are rolled down in the eye socket. [More]
Impax resubmits NDA for RYTARY providing updated safety and stability information

Impax resubmits NDA for RYTARY providing updated safety and stability information

Impax Pharmaceuticals, a division of Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL), announced today the resubmission of Impax's New Drug Application (NDA) for RYTARY (IPX066) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [More]
Scientists work together to get a better understanding of Parkinson's disease

Scientists work together to get a better understanding of Parkinson's disease

Each day, 80 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the UK and one in 20 will be under the age of 40. [More]

GLNT receives allowance of patent for Parkinson's disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received a new allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office, the company’s fourth in the past eight months focused on technology for Parkinson’s disease diagnostics and treatment. [More]

Researchers identify high levels of certain protein in brains of people suffering from essential tremor

A team of researchers from Universit- Laval and CHU de Qu-bec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people suffering from essential tremor (ET), a movement disorder that affects 4% of the adult population. [More]
Researchers develop new handheld electronic device that help overcome hand shakes caused by tremor

Researchers develop new handheld electronic device that help overcome hand shakes caused by tremor

​For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal - enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. [More]
New study may open door to better diagnosis, treatment for chronic insomnia

New study may open door to better diagnosis, treatment for chronic insomnia

Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with chronic insomnia show more plasticity and activity than good sleepers in the part of the brain that controls movement. [More]

Novel compound appears to protect mice against movement problems associated with PD

Scientists report that they have developed a novel compound that appears to protect mice against developing movement problems associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). The research, which could one day in the future translate into a therapy that could halt the progression of PD and thereby prevent the symptoms of the disease, appears in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. [More]
Researchers find link between mutations in gene called RAB 24 and inherited neurodegenerative disease

Researchers find link between mutations in gene called RAB 24 and inherited neurodegenerative disease

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. [More]

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives another patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received another allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office. The application covers a system and method of controlling Parkinson's therapy in response to motor symptoms. [More]
NIH data-sharing may advance genetic and translational research, therapeutic target discovery

NIH data-sharing may advance genetic and translational research, therapeutic target discovery

For the first time, large-scale information on the biochemical makeup of small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules is available publicly. These molecules are used in research to help scientists better understand how genes function in disease. [More]
Exercise program improves symptoms of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease

Exercise program improves symptoms of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease

A new study by a movement disorder neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that depression improved among patients with Parkinson's disease who participated in a long-term group exercise program. [More]
VISIUS iMRI and ClearPoint guidance platform make DBS surgery an option for children with dystonia

VISIUS iMRI and ClearPoint guidance platform make DBS surgery an option for children with dystonia

IMRIS Inc. and MRI Interventions, Inc. today announced that Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is the first U.S. pediatric hospital to offer asleep deep brain stimulation surgery to children suffering from dystonia by utilizing the combination of MRI Interventions' ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System and an IMRIS VISIUS Surgical Theatre for real-time intraoperative image guidance and procedure visualization. [More]

Henry Ford offers electric stimulation of brain using FDA-approved device for hard-to-treat epilepsy cases

Because of its participation in a pivotal trial, Henry Ford Hospital will be the first in Michigan to offer electric stimulation of the brain using a newly FDA-approved device for hard-to-treat epilepsy cases. [More]

Boston Scientific gets CE Mark approval for Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System

The Boston Scientific Corporation Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of intractable primary and secondary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. [More]