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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.
Researchers discover cause of episodic ataxia type-2

Researchers discover cause of episodic ataxia type-2

Cell-death mechanism linked to developmental and degenerative brain disorders

Cell-death mechanism linked to developmental and degenerative brain disorders

Spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases might be treatable with drugs that alter the activity of potassium channels

Spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases might be treatable with drugs that alter the activity of potassium channels

Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from movement disorder

Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from movement disorder

Ataxia gene identified

Ataxia gene identified

Mutations in the gene, called PIG-A may help identify individuals at high risk for cancer

Mutations in the gene, called PIG-A may help identify individuals at high risk for cancer

Possible molecular origin of at least nine human diseases of nervous system degeneration

Possible molecular origin of at least nine human diseases of nervous system degeneration

Ataxin-1 affects the development of the nervous system

Ataxin-1 affects the development of the nervous system

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose

New understanding of DNA repair processes may pave way to cancer treatments

New understanding of DNA repair processes may pave way to cancer treatments

Discovery may lead to therapies to treat the neurological disease

Discovery may lead to therapies to treat the neurological disease

Right-to-life case doctors backed by British Government

Right-to-life case doctors backed by British Government

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Researcher looks for clues to degenerative, deadly disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia

Researcher looks for clues to degenerative, deadly disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia

Gray matter in brain associated with language processing among people with a family history of dyslexia

Gray matter in brain associated with language processing among people with a family history of dyslexia

Study on RNAi technology targeting neurodegenerative diseases

Study on RNAi technology targeting neurodegenerative diseases

Stroke severity is the predominant predictor of discharge destination

Stroke severity is the predominant predictor of discharge destination

Gene therapy may provide a treatment for a group of incurable, progressive neurological diseases called polyglutamine-repeat diseases

Gene therapy may provide a treatment for a group of incurable, progressive neurological diseases called polyglutamine-repeat diseases

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)