IETF Funded Research
Posted on May 27, 2020

Principal Investigator: Shyamal Mehta, MD, PhD. assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona PROJECT SUMMARY Specific Aims:Essential tremor (ET) is a common neurological condition which increases in prevalence with age and contributes to significant disability by interfering with activities of daily living (ADLs) in most affected patients. Dementia is another common neurological condition […]

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Principal Investigator: Guy Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPCMontreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Like many other common human diseases and traits, ET is known to cluster in families and it is believed to be influenced by several genetic and environmental factors. Overall genetic variants that are associated, or the cause, of ET have been sought for over […]

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There are two things driving the need for essential tremor research: A) the need for more effective and better tolerated medications for tremor, and B) the ways that the common clinical features of ET should lend us clues to the understanding of tremor. Read about how continued support for the IETF—from people like you—is crucial to sustaining our research efforts.

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Researcher: Huanghe Yang, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine Essential tremor (ET) is a complex and progressive neurological disorder that affects more than1% in the general population and 5% in the population over 65 years. After many years’ efforts, we are only beginning to develop some limited understandings on the pathogenesis. Based on extensive animal […]

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Principal Investigator: Fatta Nahab, M.D., associate professor, University of California, San Diego The focus of this study is to collect the necessary data needed to determine whether further research is warranted to develop cannabidiol (CBD) as a viable tremor suppressant for essential tremor. The central hypothesis is that CBD will reduce tremor amplitude while being well […]

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Here’s an overview of a 2018 Research Study which received grant funding from the IETF: Principal Investigator: Vibhash Sharma, MDUniversity of Kansas Medical Center Although essential tremor (ET) is the most common tremor disorder, its diagnosis can be challenging, and misdiagnosis of ET is not uncommon. The most common movement disorder confused with essential tremor […]

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Here’s an overview of a 2018 Research Study which received grant funding from the IETF: Principal Investigator: Sheng-Han Kuo, MD,Columbia University The major obstacle for the effective therapy development for essential tremor is the unclear brain structural alterations that leads to tremor. To overcome this obstacle, we have previously identified structural alterations in the cerebellum, […]

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Here’s an overview of a research study which received a 2019 research grant from the IETF: Principal Investigator: Adrian Handforth, M.D.Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Behind the cerebral hemispheres lies the cerebellum, a structure involved in precise motor control. Brain imaging studies performed on ET patients over 20 years ago showed that the […]