2014, IETF Funded Research Archives

A Feasibility Study for an Essential Tremor Brain Bank at the Arizona Study of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders Now in its third IETF-funded year, researchers will continue to examine the brain tissue of those with ET and other neurological disorders after death, searching for a greater understanding of how ET changes the features of the […]

2014, IETF Funded Research Archives

Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical Coupling in Essential Tremor: Effects of High-Frequency Cerebellar Stimulation on Brain Activity and TremorĀ  Although the cause and development of ET is not fully explained, tremor is associated with abnormal activity within different brain regions, particularly the thalamus and cerebellum. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) reverses symptoms of tremor but is an invasive procedure. Transcranial […]

2014, IETF Funded Research Archives

The cause and development of ET remains poorly understood. Functional imaging studies show cerebellar abnormalities in patients living with ET. The goal of this research is to investigate the role of excitotoxicity in the postmortem essential tremor cerebellum. Excitotoxicity is the pathological process by which nerve cells are damaged and killed by excessive stimulation by […]