Movement Disorders News


Jun 04, 2020
Stimulating research gives new treatment hope for Tourette syndrome
Researchers find median nerve stimulation is sufficient to substantially reduce tic frequency and tic intensity and the urge-to-tic.
Apr 20, 2020
New research gives further evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson disease
Scientists link immune cells to Parkinson disease onset.
Apr 03, 2020
Patients with Parkinson disease face unique “hidden sorrows” related to COVID-19
Experts discuss potentially grave consequences for patients with Parkinson disease related to social distancing as well as opportunities like new avenues for research and initiatives that may offer positive help and support.
Feb 10, 2020
Artificial intelligence can analyze myoclonus severity from video footage
Fast, reliable, and automatic assessment of the severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage is now possible.
Jan 28, 2020
Parkinson disease may start before birth
Stem cell study finds malfunctioning brain cells in patients who were diagnosed before age 50; researchers test potential new treatment.
Dec 25, 2019
A better testing method for patients with Parkinson disease
Researchers propose a new kind of computational analysis based on less physically-demanding testing.
Nov 29, 2019
Beware of swimming if you use deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease
Case studies show good swimmers lose ability when device is on.
Nov 25, 2019
Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson disease
The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi.
Nov 21, 2019
Ultrasound treatment for essential tremor may be effective up to three years later
Treatment is used for people whose tremors do not improve with medication.
Nov 19, 2019
Researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome
First longitudinal study highlights positive responses to established catatonia therapies.
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