Tremor News

International Essential Tremor Foundation Honored as 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit

1 Dec 2014

The International Essential Tremor Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.


Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

25 Nov 2014

Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling.

SAGE Therapeutics Initiates Exploratory Study of SAGE-547 in Essential Tremor

23 Oct 2014

SAGE Therapeutics (Nasdaq:SAGE) today announced dose initiation of the first patient in a single-center Phase 2a clinical trial of SAGE-547, an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors, in patients with essential tremor. This trial is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and activity of SAGE-547 in patients with essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking with no known cause. The trial is being conducted under a newly accepted Investigational New Drug filing.

Sound Waves Can Heal Brain Disorders

16 Oct 2014

"Using ultrasound to make lesions in the body is not a new concept; however, it's been limited for the brain because of the contours, density and thickness of the skull," says neurologist and study investigator Binit Shah.  Shah and his colleagues' pilot study of patients with essential tremor - a common, usually benign condition of rhythmic shaking - was published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year and found that ultrasonic lesioning of part of the thalamus decreased tremor. The group is expanding the trial and launching other pilot studies to explore several symptoms of Parkinson's.

Scientific American

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark For The Vercise(tm) DBS System For Treating Patients With Tremor

17 Sep 2014

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark for the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized by involuntary and rhythmic shaking, usually associated with difficulty in an activity such as writing or holding and controlling items.

Google To Use High-Tech Silverware To Reduce Hand Tremors

16 Sep 2014

Liftware, resembles a spoon with an oversized handle that contains the electronic sensors designed to significantly counteract the hand tremors that make eating meals difficult

Focused ultrasound used to treat tremors

27 Aug 2014

Many patients with essential tremor choose to avoid undergoing invasive treatments. But the Swedish Neuroscience Institute may have a less-invasive solution in which the diseased section of the brain is bombarded with high intensity ultrasound.

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