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Funding News - Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites grant applications for research on restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).  This announcement is made together with 3 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

RLS is a common neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations of the legs and an urge to move them for relief. Because symptoms are intensified by inactivity and lying down, RLS patients often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. An estimated 80 percent of RLS patients also have PLMD, which is characterized by repetitive stereotyped movements of the limbs, primarily the legs, during sleep.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Merrill Mitler, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-9964; e-mail: mm777k@nih.gov.  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-202.html.