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Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation, increasingly recognized as an effective therapy for certain cases of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor, also may help patients who suffer from treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression. The conference covers the principles of DBS and provides hands-on training. (2012-03-13)

Movement impairments in autism could be reversible
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism. (2019-02-13)

1-day program at Cedars-Sinai to focus on DBS for obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression
Deep brain stimulation, increasingly recognized as an effective therapy for certain cases of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor, also may help patients who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression that fails to respond to other treatments. A May 19 educational program for physicians and other health care professionals - particularly those who provide mental health care - will provide practical information and hands-on instruction in device implantation and programming. (2012-04-25)

Media invitation: The Movement Disorder Society's 7th International Congress
Members of the media are invited to attend the 7th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, November 10-14 in Miami, Florida, USA. The Congress will bring together nearly 2,500 neurologists, basic scientists and other movement specialists from 30 countries, providing an unparallel international forum for the discussion of movement disorders. November 10-14, 2002 Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Towers Miami, Florida, USA (2002-11-04)

Is ADHD more likely to affect movement in boys or girls?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder appears to affect movement in boys more than it does in girls, according to a study published in the Nov. 4, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders found in children. Symptoms include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, such as not being able to sit still, and inattention or constant daydreaming. Few studies have been done that compare ADHD and movement in both boys and girls. (2008-11-03)

UF study finds brain-imaging technique can help diagnose movement disorders
A new University of Florida study suggests a promising brain-imaging technique has the potential to improve diagnoses for the millions of people with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. (2013-06-13)

Stimulants may have detrimental effects on muscle control
Researchers have found that current or past use of methamphetamine or other stimulants may lead to psychomotor control deficits, or a reduced ability to control physical movement. (2017-04-20)

Essential tremor associated with increased risk of dementia
People with essential tremor, a movement disorder that causes shaking of the hands, head, voice, or body, are more likely to develop dementia, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, April 9 - 16, 2005. (2005-04-13)

YouTube videos can inaccurately depict Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
After reviewing the most frequently watched YouTube videos about movement disorders, a group of neurologists found that the people in the videos often do not have a movement disorder. (2011-09-21)

Abnormal neural activity recorded from the deep brain of Parkinson's disease and dystonia patients
An international joint research team led by Professor Toru Itakura and Assistant Professor Hiroki Nishibayashi from Wakayama Medical University, Japan, Professor Atsushi Nambu from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, succeeded, for the first time, in recording cortically induced neural activity of the basal ganglia in patients with Parkinson's disease and dystonia during stereotaxic neurosurgery for the deep brain stimulation. This research has been reported in (2011-03-09)

Research reveals new therapeutic target for Huntington's disease
Research from Western University (Canada) has revealed a possible new target for treating movement disorders such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. Stephen Ferguson, Ph.D., a scientist at Western's Robarts Research Institute, and Fabiola Ribeiro, Ph.D., of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil found a definite improvement in motor behaviors in a Huntington's disease mouse model when one of the major neurotransmitters in the brain, called Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 was deleted. (2014-01-08)

Rush University Medical Center experts present latest findings at Movement Disorder Society meeting
Leading neurologists and other clinicians from Rush University Medical Center are presenting new basic and clinical research findings at the Movement Disorder Society's 12th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders meeting in Chicago, June 22-26. (2008-06-20)

Research identifies mechanism responsible for eye movement disorder
A research team from King's College London and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified how a genetic mutation acts during the development of nerves responsible for controlling eye muscles, resulting in movement disorders such as Duane Syndrome, a form of squint. (2012-08-21)

Deep brain stimulation: Improving outcomes in the treatment of movement disorders
For the first time, researchers from Charité have shown that, in patients with a type of movement disorder known as dystonia, a particular pattern of brain activity is linked to both the severity of symptoms and the clinical outcomes achieved through deep brain stimulation. Results from this study, which has been published in the journal Annals of Neurology*, may help to improve the way in which treatment is adapted to an individual patients needs. (2017-12-22)

Researchers uncover how dopamine transports within the brain
Researchers at University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease. (2016-01-25)

Referring doctors increasingly aware of deep brain stimulation therapy; more work remains
While deep brain stimulation has gained recognition by referring physicians as a treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, just half of the patients they recommend are appropriate candidates to begin this relatively new therapy immediately, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York say. (2011-08-15)

The impact of COVID-19 on access to Parkinson's disease medication
A global survey of health professionals has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with Parkinson's disease in large parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America experienced difficulty in accessing their medication, which is likely to have led to deterioration of symptom control. (2020-09-21)

Grant received for eye disorder research
Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth and Exeter have received a grant of £9,600 ($15.7 thousand) from the Northcott Devon Medical Foundation to continue its research into the genetic causes of eye movement disorders. (2009-07-02)

Northwestern study tests drug against Parkinson's disease
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a $16 million phase III national study of the safety and efficacy of the drug isradipine as a potential neuroprotective agent in Parkinson's disease. This is the only phase III Parkinson's neuroprotective study currently funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH. (2014-04-01)

Movement disorders from viral encephalitis can be severe, expensive
Viral encephalitis causes a wider spectrum of movement disorders than previously recognized, and treating them may require prolonged hospitalization, according to a study to be presented during the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Honolulu, March 29-April 5, 2003. (2003-04-01)

Risk factors for Parkinson's disease under study
Doctors know an impaired sense of smell is an early indicator of Parkinson's disease. Now they want to know if a smell test can help determine if people with no symptoms eventually develop the disease. (2008-01-07)

The brain is able to anticipate painful movements following injury
When people are injured, how does the brain adapt the body's movements to help avoid pain? New research published in The Journal of Physiology investigates this question. (2018-05-31)

Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills
Practice makes perfect when people learn behaviors, from baseball pitching to chess playing to public speaking. Biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have now identified how people use individual experiences to improve performance. (2005-10-05)

Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
A study of follow-up care for patients with unsatisfactory outcomes from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for movement disorders offers insights into reasons for problems and proposes strategies for improved outcomes. The study is posted online today and will appear in the August print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-06-13)

Yale sponsors 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society, titled 'Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders'
The latest advances in treatments for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia will be discussed at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society. (2001-03-26)

Subtle signs can help predict Huntington's disease early
Subtle signs can help doctors predict that a person will develop Huntington's disease in the next few years, according to a study published in the May 15, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder that affects movement, thinking, and some aspects of personality. There is no treatment or cure for the disease. (2007-05-14)

Michigan hospital launches gene therapy study for Parkinson's disease
A Michigan hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer. The clinical trial will test whether gene transfer therapy is able to restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug therapy. (2009-10-06)

Movement tracking technology sheds light on different speech disorders in children
Facial motion capture -- the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies -- has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech disorders, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (2015-07-28)

Eye movement studies to help diagnose mental illness
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are studying subtle abnormalities in eye movements that may one day be used to diagnose psychiatric disease. (2003-06-17)

Researchers link age, general health and antidepressant use with eye disorders
Abnormal binocular vision, which involves the way eyes work together as a team, increases dramatically as we age, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The study also found a correlation between this condition, general health and antidepressant use. (2014-05-01)

Parkinson Research Alliance of India under development by MCG doctor
An alliance to bring more clinical trials for Parkinson's disease to India will expedite evaluations of innovative treatments in the United States and beyond, says its organizer. (2006-11-16)

RANKL expressed by osteocytes has an important role in orthodontic tooth movement
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers revealed that RANKL expressed by osteocytes is essential for the bone remodeling during orthodontic tooth movement. This result can facilitate the development of novel therapeutic strategies in orthodontics. (2017-10-20)

Gene TMEM230 suggests a novel mechanism for Parkinson's disease
TMEM230 is the first gene associated with Parkinson's disease that has been linked to the trafficking of vesicles that carry neurotransmitters between neurons and therefore illuminates a possible mechanism to explain the disease. (2016-06-06)

University leads the way in global mental health development
The University of Melbourne's Centre for International Mental Health is leading the way in addressing a desperately needed and often overlooked area of aid: mental health, by becoming the first University to head the Secretariat of the Movement for Global Mental Health. (2011-02-15)

SNM member David James Brooks receives 2005 Kuhl-Lassen Award for research in brain imaging
Society of Nuclear Medicine member David James Brooks, M.D., D.Sc., FRCP, F.Med.Sci., is the recipient of the 2005 Kuhl-Lassen Award. SNM and its Brain Imaging Council present the award to scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of functional brain imaging using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). (2005-06-19)

Paying attention as the eyes move
The visual system optimally maintains attention on relevant objects even as eye movements are made, shows a study by the German Primate Center. (2018-03-06)

Unraveling the secrets of the brain's smallest cells
UCL scientists have made the first ever recordings of the brain's smallest cells at work sensing the outside world. Their findings could help unlock the secrets of the cerebellum, a key motor control centre in the brain which, when damaged, can lead to movement disorders such as ataxia and loss of balance. (2004-04-21)

'Real life' guide to neurologic disorders
The new fourth edition of (2012-04-10)

Depression also a problem in patients with Parkinson's
While Parkinson's disease typically brings to mind symptoms such as tremors and slow movement, researchers have found that nearly half of all Parkinson's patients also suffer from depression. And it's not simply that patients who have a serious disease such as Parkinson's become depressed because they have the disease, doctors say in an article about (2004-09-28)

Mayo Clinic: REM sleep disorder doubles risk of mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson's
People with symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, have twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or Parkinson's disease within four years of diagnosis with the sleep problem, compared with people without the disorder, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The researchers published their findings recently in the Annals of Neurology. (2012-03-13)

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