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A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating. An organ in our inner ear, the labyrinth, is an important part of our vestibular (balance) system. The labyrinth interacts with other systems in the body, such as the visual (eyes) and skeletal (bones and joints) systems, to maintain the body's position. These systems, along with the brain and the nervous system, can be the source of balance problems.
New understanding of how noise can break critical tip link protein structure in inner ear cells

New understanding of how noise can break critical tip link protein structure in inner ear cells

Balance abnormalities can exacerbate asthma symptoms

Balance abnormalities can exacerbate asthma symptoms

Preventing falls in older people through balance and strength training

Preventing falls in older people through balance and strength training

Exercise-based treatment effective in treating persistent dizziness

Exercise-based treatment effective in treating persistent dizziness

Study describes how seizures in people with AS could be linked to brain cell activity imbalance

Study describes how seizures in people with AS could be linked to brain cell activity imbalance

GenVec receives NIAID’s Phase I SBIR grant to support RSV vaccine program

GenVec receives NIAID’s Phase I SBIR grant to support RSV vaccine program

PloS ONE publishes research on GenVec's new vaccine vectors

PloS ONE publishes research on GenVec's new vaccine vectors

GenVec announces data from respiratory syncytial virus vaccine program

GenVec announces data from respiratory syncytial virus vaccine program

GenVec 2011 net loss decreases to $7.4 million

GenVec 2011 net loss decreases to $7.4 million

New UNC clinic to address individuals with Angelman Syndrome

New UNC clinic to address individuals with Angelman Syndrome

New way to awaken paternal Ube3a allele linked with Angelman syndrome

New way to awaken paternal Ube3a allele linked with Angelman syndrome

Neurorehabilitation journal reviews clinical advances in treatment of vestibular problems

Neurorehabilitation journal reviews clinical advances in treatment of vestibular problems

Positive new data from Otonomy's OTO-104 Phase 1b study on Meniere's disease

Positive new data from Otonomy's OTO-104 Phase 1b study on Meniere's disease

Scientists discover mechanism behind MRI-induced vertigo

Scientists discover mechanism behind MRI-induced vertigo

Seven research teams across the U.S. to develop new drugs for nervous system disorders

Seven research teams across the U.S. to develop new drugs for nervous system disorders

Merial, GenVec extend deal to develop and commercialize foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Merial, GenVec extend deal to develop and commercialize foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Positive results from Otonomy's OTO-104 Phase 1b study in Meniere's disease

Positive results from Otonomy's OTO-104 Phase 1b study in Meniere's disease

New discovery may improve cochlear implants for deafness

New discovery may improve cochlear implants for deafness

Encouraging GenVec RSV vaccine program data presented at International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium

Encouraging GenVec RSV vaccine program data presented at International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium

GenVec receives $244,479 grant under QTDP program

GenVec receives $244,479 grant under QTDP program