Latest Tardive dyskinesia Stories

Researcher Discovers Gene That Regulates Body Weight
2012-01-05 04:54:31

Metabolism management could be key Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9 2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. While studying these side effects, which are called dyskinesia, Kovoor, an assistant professor in the University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy, discovered that RGS9 2 also plays a role in regulating body weight....

2011-11-11 06:50:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- No drug has been shown to improve the loss of the ability to move muscles voluntarily, until now. A new drug called pridopidine stabilizes dopamine signaling in areas of the brain that control movement and coordination. The findings were published online in the November 7 issue of The Lancet Neurology. "Pridopidine has the potential to complement available treatments by improving a different range of motor deficits," study authors were quoted as saying....

2011-06-23 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company's proprietary Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 inhibitor (VMAT2), NBI-98854. The Notice of Allowance indicates that a composition of matter patent on NBI-98854 will have an initial patent term extending to May 2029. Additionally, on June 17, 2011, the Company held a...

2011-04-13 07:42:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Results of the first, long-term clinical trial show the investigational drug safinamide may reduce dyskinesia (involuntary movements) in mid-to-late stage Parkinson's disease. "Our findings over a two-year treatment period suggest that taking safinamide in addition to levodopa and other dopaminergic treatments could help patients who continue to experience tremors and involuntary movement problems," study author Ravi Anand, M.D., a consultant with Newron Pharmaceuticals...

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