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2010-03-04 04:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Company Recognized for Ground-Breaking Work in the Field of Deep Brain Stimulation Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has been selected as one of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review's 50 most innovative companies. Known as TR50, the first annual list includes companies that Technology Review believes have demonstrated superiority in inventing technology and in using it both to grow...

2009-11-02 19:45:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) offers a less invasive way to eliminate tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and essential tremor than deep brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and is as effective, according to a long-term study presented November 2, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The study shows that radiosurgery is an effective and safe method of getting rid of...

2009-11-02 14:42:58

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) offers a less invasive way to eliminate tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and essential tremor than deep brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and is as effective, according to a long-term study presented November 2, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The study shows that radiosurgery is an effective and safe method of getting rid of tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and...

2009-09-01 16:46:09

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida and their collaborators worldwide have discovered that a single gene promotes development of essential tremor in some patients and Parkinson's disease in others. These are two common but distinct neurological disorders. Notably, patients with essential tremor shake when they move, and Parkinson's disease patients shake when they are at rest.In the September issue of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, the researchers' report that a variant in...

2009-04-09 16:49:00

Olympic Cyclist Davis Phinney, Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at A Young Age, Tells His Story about Battling The Disease MINNEAPOLIS, April 09 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced it has joined forces with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise awareness among individuals with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers about how to improve their lives today. Together, through educational programs focused on daily victories over Parkinson's disease, they aim to...

2009-04-06 15:50:00

Agreement opens clear path to NDA for early diagnosis of Parkinsonian Syndromes HOPKINTON, Mass., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE) announced today that it has reached agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process for the Phase III protocol of Alseres' Altropane(R) Molecular Imaging Agent to aid in the early diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndromes including Parkinson's disease. A SPA...

2009-02-03 13:40:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE), announced today that it has completed enrollment in the first stage of the Altropane Parkinson's or Essential Tremor (POET-2) Phase III clinical program. The objective of the first part of the program was to acquire the set of Altropane images which will be used to train expert readers for the Phase III registration portion of the program. The Altropane molecular imaging agent is being developed...

2009-02-02 08:41:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today report the discovery of the first variation in the sequence of the human genome ever shown to confer increased risk of essential tremor. The single-letter variant (or SNP) was discovered by analyzing the genomes of a total of more than 16,000 patients and healthy subjects from Iceland, Austria, Germany and the United States. It is located on the long arm of chromosome 15 in...

2005-06-24 14:55:00

Tampa, FL (June 23, 2005) -- Imagine not being able to hold a glass, tie your shoelaces or write a check. For people with the common movement disorder known as essential tremor, simple tasks requiring fine motor coordination become increasingly difficult, sometimes even impossible. Three times more prevalent than Parkinson's disease, essential tremor involves uncontrollable shaking of the hands, arms, head or voice. The largely hereditary neurological condition can begin in early adulthood...

2005-06-22 11:40:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Specific drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure and seizures can be beneficial in the treatment of essential tremor, according to the American Academy of Neurology in a new practice guideline. The guideline is released online today as an "expedited e-pub" of Neurology, the scientific journal of the Academy and will be published in the June 28 print issue. For limb tremors, surgery can be an option if drug therapy is ineffective. Essential tremor is a common...


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