Movement Disorders News

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.
Nov 15, 2019
Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson disease: Hope or hype?
Scientists review the evidence for using fecal transplantation and pre- and probiotics in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Nov 11, 2019
Researchers report new insights into Parkinson disease-related mortality
Study identifies risk factors associated with increased mortality in patients with Parkinson disease compared to the general population.
Oct 22, 2019
Researchers identify unique brain changes in people with Huntington disease
Study presents the most detailed analysis to date of the active disease process in the primarily affected brain region of Huntington disease.
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