Monthly Archives: March 2011

Abnormal Metabolic Brain Networks in Tourette Syndrome

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MANHASSET, NY –Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  have identified specific brain networks associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics. The findings, published in Neurology, suggest that a brain scan to identify abnormal metabolic brain networks could be used to diagnose Tourette syndrome and possibly to… read more

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First Successful Double-Blind Trial of Gene Therapy for Advanced Parkinson’s

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MANHASSET, NY – A multi-center gene therapy trial for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease demonstrated reduced symptoms of the progressive movement disorder, according to a new study published in Lancet Neurology. The study was designed to deliver the gene for glumatic acid decarboxylase (GAD) packaged in inert viral vectors into an area of the brain… read more

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