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Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
Neuroscientists use brain lesion network mapping to identify anatomical origins of free will

Neuroscientists use brain lesion network mapping to identify anatomical origins of free will

Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders

Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders

Lightning may pose potential danger to patients receiving deep brain stimulation

Lightning may pose potential danger to patients receiving deep brain stimulation

Gladstone scientists uncover how fast-spiking interneurons improve procedural learning

Gladstone scientists uncover how fast-spiking interneurons improve procedural learning

The London Clinic exhibits innovative technology to treat Parkinson’s disease at Arab Health

The London Clinic exhibits innovative technology to treat Parkinson’s disease at Arab Health

Brain activity patterns linked to clinical outcomes achieved through DBS in dystonia patients

Brain activity patterns linked to clinical outcomes achieved through DBS in dystonia patients

Study investigates how brain lesions can contribute to criminal behavior

Study investigates how brain lesions can contribute to criminal behavior

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Botulinum neurotoxin type X holds potential to open up new field of toxin therapeutics

Botulinum neurotoxin type X holds potential to open up new field of toxin therapeutics

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals launches first of its kind laryngeal dystonia clinic in Yorkshire

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals launches first of its kind laryngeal dystonia clinic in Yorkshire

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare neurological movement disorder

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare neurological movement disorder

Study finds thalamic DBS to be safe, effective treatment for young adults with Tourette syndrome

Study finds thalamic DBS to be safe, effective treatment for young adults with Tourette syndrome

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Researchers discover rare deafness-dystonia syndrome in a family in Pakistan

Researchers discover rare deafness-dystonia syndrome in a family in Pakistan