Movement Disorder

Movement disorders are neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness, paralysis of spasticity of the muscles. They affect the speed, fluency or smoothness, quality, and ease of movement.
What are Movement Disorders?

Movement, although seemingly simple like picking up a bit of paper, is actually a complex process that requires activities of several different parts of the brain working in tandem with muscles and nerves.

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Low-cost, robotic clothing for children with cerebral palsy

Low-cost, robotic clothing for children with cerebral palsy

Research may open the way to developing treatments for rare movement disorders

Research may open the way to developing treatments for rare movement disorders

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

In vivo imaging of α-synuclein aggregates in the brains of living patients with multiple system atrophy

AI can detect Parkinson’s from nighttime breathing patterns

AI can detect Parkinson’s from nighttime breathing patterns

Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice

Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice

VR balance training is highly effective in improving balance ability of patients with Parkinson's disease

VR balance training is highly effective in improving balance ability of patients with Parkinson's disease

Gene mutation responsible for hereditary hemochromatosis may be a risk factor for movement disorders

Gene mutation responsible for hereditary hemochromatosis may be a risk factor for movement disorders

SARS-CoV-2 infection could increase the risk of brain degeneration seen in Parkinson's disease

SARS-CoV-2 infection could increase the risk of brain degeneration seen in Parkinson's disease

World's first Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center could revolutionize cancer care

World's first Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center could revolutionize cancer care

New drug shows promise in treating a movement disorder associated with Huntington's disease

New drug shows promise in treating a movement disorder associated with Huntington's disease

Older people taking statins have lower chance of developing parkinsonism later, study suggests

Older people taking statins have lower chance of developing parkinsonism later, study suggests

Looking into the long-COVID brain

Looking into the long-COVID brain

Potentially serious side effect reported after CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma

Potentially serious side effect reported after CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma

Researchers receive $8.9 million grant to study the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s disease

Researchers receive $8.9 million grant to study the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s disease

Use of wearable and wireless inertial sensor systems for treating movement disorders

Use of wearable and wireless inertial sensor systems for treating movement disorders

High-dose CIMT produces longer lasting improvements in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy

High-dose CIMT produces longer lasting improvements in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy

Video game style technology could reduce rehabilitation time for patients with stroke, dystonia and sports injuries

Video game style technology could reduce rehabilitation time for patients with stroke, dystonia and sports injuries

Nasal drugs show success in slowing Parkinson's disease progression in mice

Nasal drugs show success in slowing Parkinson's disease progression in mice

Study examines the use of wearable technologies and telehealth to treat Parkinson's patients

Study examines the use of wearable technologies and telehealth to treat Parkinson's patients

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds