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Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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NIH Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementia-FTD Genomics Consortium

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | London, UK

This workshop will introduce the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementia (ADRD) FTD activities to the larger research community. The workshop will focus on genetic approaches for identifying new gene mutations, genetic modifier identification, data availability, cohort studies and emerging technologies. Ongoing efforts in Parkinson's Disease (PD), Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and FTD sequencing will be presented and a panel discussion will focus on collaborative efforts going forward. Clinical trial preparation will be discussed specifically in reference to the use of genetics in FTD clinical trials.

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

Federal Pain Research Strategy: Opportunities for public comment

Friday, May 26, 2017
Pain affects millions of Americans, with as many as 100 million adults experiencing chronic pain, and nearly 25 million adults report pain on a daily basis. For approximately 8 million adults, pain is significantly disabling and interferes with their ability to work, attend school, or socialize [1]. This smaller group accounts for a large portion of health care costs associated with pain.

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