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Ataxia is a neurological sign and symptom that consists of gross lack of coordination of muscle movements. Ataxia is a non-specific clinical manifestation implying disfunction of the parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum.
“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

Targeting brain protein may lead to new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders

Targeting brain protein may lead to new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders

Researchers uncover the mysteries of sleep disorders in multiple system atrophy

Researchers uncover the mysteries of sleep disorders in multiple system atrophy

FDA authorizes marketing of new device for short-term treatment of gait deficit in MS patients

FDA authorizes marketing of new device for short-term treatment of gait deficit in MS patients

Study uncovers mechanism that causes genetic movement disorder

Study uncovers mechanism that causes genetic movement disorder

Study demonstrates intricate relationship between Prpf19 and Exoc7 in inherited ataxias

Study demonstrates intricate relationship between Prpf19 and Exoc7 in inherited ataxias

Combination of deep brain stimulation and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia

Combination of deep brain stimulation and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia

Critical Path Institute and global partners establish Ataxia Consortium

Critical Path Institute and global partners establish Ataxia Consortium

Scientists reveal the structure of glutamate transporter in our cells

Scientists reveal the structure of glutamate transporter in our cells

Scientists reveal the shape of glutamate transporter in human cells

Scientists reveal the shape of glutamate transporter in human cells

How SARS-CoV-2 enters the central nervous system

How SARS-CoV-2 enters the central nervous system

Study addresses multiple challenges of the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease

Study addresses multiple challenges of the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease

£1.6 million grant awarded to advance development of MND drug candidate

£1.6 million grant awarded to advance development of MND drug candidate

COVID-19 infection may also affect the central nervous system, cause neurological disorders

COVID-19 infection may also affect the central nervous system, cause neurological disorders

Chemotherapy combined with blinatumomab increases survival for patients with Ph-negative B-ALL

Chemotherapy combined with blinatumomab increases survival for patients with Ph-negative B-ALL

D614/G614 variants of SARS-CoV-2 affect neuronal transmission; G614 better at membrane fusion

D614/G614 variants of SARS-CoV-2 affect neuronal transmission; G614 better at membrane fusion

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

UB researchers uncover new functions in ataxin 3 gene that causes Machado-Joseph disease

New strategy shows promises for treating RNA-repeat expansion disorders

New strategy shows promises for treating RNA-repeat expansion disorders

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Mayo clinic researchers develop a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease

Mayo clinic researchers develop a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease