Neuroscience

Overactive brain waves trigger essential tremor

The source of essential tremor—a movement disorder that causes involuntary trembling of the hands, arms, and head—has been enigmatic, impeding the development of effective treatments for a condition that affects 4% of ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson's patients

A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson's disease (PD) tremor, according ...

Medical research

Lacking quality weed extract, US researchers turn to Canada

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for ...

Health

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for ...

Neuroscience

Brain-implanted devices could lead to medical breakthroughs

Fred Foy's hands used to shake and tremble uncontrollably from a nerve disorder known as essential tremor, making it hard for him to do the simplest tasks—from signing his name to eating with utensils.

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