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Spasticity is a condition involving an involuntary increase in muscle tone that leads to resistance against normal movements of the body and may cause pain in some individuals.
Optogenetics helps to restore optimal movement in people with physical disabilities

Optogenetics helps to restore optimal movement in people with physical disabilities

XenoPort intends to initiate Phase 3 XP19986 trial for multiple sclerosis

XenoPort intends to initiate Phase 3 XP19986 trial for multiple sclerosis

Botox maker agrees to pay $600 million for misbranding

Botox maker agrees to pay $600 million for misbranding

Cerebral palsy risk rises in post term babies: Study

Cerebral palsy risk rises in post term babies: Study

Cannabis Science seeks entry into European medical cannabis market

Cannabis Science seeks entry into European medical cannabis market

Researchers recommend traumatic brain injury reclassification for additional funding

Researchers recommend traumatic brain injury reclassification for additional funding

Abilities Expo to be held August 27-29, 2010 in Houston, Texas

Abilities Expo to be held August 27-29, 2010 in Houston, Texas

Medtronic launches educational campaign to promote awareness on spasticity

Medtronic launches educational campaign to promote awareness on spasticity

2010 Independence Expo to promote active living and independence for aged and disabled Americans

2010 Independence Expo to promote active living and independence for aged and disabled Americans

XenoPort to present arbaclofen placarbil, XP13512 trial data at 62nd American Academy of Neurology meeting

XenoPort to present arbaclofen placarbil, XP13512 trial data at 62nd American Academy of Neurology meeting

Medtronic announces enrollment of first European patients in randomized controlled trial of ITB Therapy

Medtronic announces enrollment of first European patients in randomized controlled trial of ITB Therapy

Spasticity in flexor muscles of elbow, wrist, and fingers: Botox approved for treatment

Spasticity in flexor muscles of elbow, wrist, and fingers: Botox approved for treatment

FDA approves BOTOX for treatment of increased muscle stiffness in adults with upper limb spasticity

FDA approves BOTOX for treatment of increased muscle stiffness in adults with upper limb spasticity

NAF to hold third annual Ataxia Investigators Meeting in Rosemont

NAF to hold third annual Ataxia Investigators Meeting in Rosemont

Allergan celebrates 20th anniversary of BOTOX in Canada

Allergan celebrates 20th anniversary of BOTOX in Canada

Ipsen’s 2009 performance: Azzalure, Dysport and Decapeptyl approval, Adenuric partnership, drug sales up 7.6%

Ipsen’s 2009 performance: Azzalure, Dysport and Decapeptyl approval, Adenuric partnership, drug sales up 7.6%

Large research gap exists in effectiveness, mechanism and safety of drugs in children

Large research gap exists in effectiveness, mechanism and safety of drugs in children

AAN guideline finds diazepam drug is effective for treating children with cerebral palsy

AAN guideline finds diazepam drug is effective for treating children with cerebral palsy

Cannabis can reduce spasticity in MS patients

Cannabis can reduce spasticity in MS patients

New approach to identify molecules that prevent immune cells from attacking body

New approach to identify molecules that prevent immune cells from attacking body