Latest cerebellar ataxia Stories

2012-06-18 22:04:28

A novel candidate gene in human early-onset degenerative ataxias Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland, have identified the genetic cause of early-onset progressive cerebellar degeneration the Finnish Hound dog breed. The study, led by Professor Hannes Lohi, revealed a new disease mechanism in cerebellar degeneration. A mutation was identified in the SEL1L gene, which has no previous link to inherited cerebellar ataxias....

2012-02-22 22:11:45

The University of South Florida-led multicenter study investigated the effectiveness of varenicline A nicotinic drug approved for smoking cessation significantly improved the walking ability of patients suffering from an inherited form of ataxia, reports a new clinical study led by University of South Florida researchers. The randomized controlled clinical trial investigated the effectiveness of varenicline (Chantix®) in treating spinocerebellar ataxia type 3, or SCA3. The findings...

2009-11-20 20:30:00

Pioneering Neurologist Closer to Understanding Brain Wiring and Diseases WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on Thursday, November 19, presented his laboratory's research on the new field of study called "Connectivity" at the launch of the MINDlink Foundation. Dr. Schmahmann is an award-winning leader in the field of the cerebellum and...

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