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Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
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

Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa

Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa

Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Researchers to explore movement signatures for detecting learning disability in children with autism

Researchers to explore movement signatures for detecting learning disability in children with autism

Salk researchers develop new computer program to measure blepharosplasm severity

Salk researchers develop new computer program to measure blepharosplasm severity

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Researchers shed new light on roots of dystonia

Researchers shed new light on roots of dystonia

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons