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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.
Mutations of IRF2BPL gene associated with previously undiagnosed neurological disorder

Mutations of IRF2BPL gene associated with previously undiagnosed neurological disorder

Researchers find ATM protein that can trigger production of antioxidants

Researchers find ATM protein that can trigger production of antioxidants

Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia

Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia

Researchers devise neuronal cookbook for turning skin cells into different types of neurons

Researchers devise neuronal cookbook for turning skin cells into different types of neurons

Researchers uncover new details on how the cerebellum predicts and learns from mistakes

Researchers uncover new details on how the cerebellum predicts and learns from mistakes

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought

Researchers uncover cause of rare childhood neurodegenerative disease

Researchers uncover cause of rare childhood neurodegenerative disease

UNC gene therapy scientists uncover viral barcode to penetrate blood-brain barrier

UNC gene therapy scientists uncover viral barcode to penetrate blood-brain barrier

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia

Scientists uncover proteins in the brain responsible for movement

Scientists uncover proteins in the brain responsible for movement

UCLA researchers reveal reversibility of Friedreich's ataxia in mouse models

UCLA researchers reveal reversibility of Friedreich's ataxia in mouse models

Study: People with rare diseases at high risk for experiencing poor quality of life

Study: People with rare diseases at high risk for experiencing poor quality of life

Research brings scientists one step closer to understanding development of ALS

Research brings scientists one step closer to understanding development of ALS

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Scientists uncover new gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease

Scientists uncover new gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease

MPFI researchers reveal new technique to probe function of cerebellar interneurons

MPFI researchers reveal new technique to probe function of cerebellar interneurons

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease