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Tremor (cont.)

What research is being done on tremor?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's leading federal funder of research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. The NINDS sponsors research on tremor both at its facilities at the NIH and through grants to medical centers.

Tcientists at the NINDS are evaluating the effectiveness of 1-octanol and octanic acid, substances closely related to alcohol but not intoxicating, for treating essential termor. Results of two previous NIH studies have shown this agent to be promising as a potential new treatment. A current study is trying to find out how alcohol is capable of reducing tremor in essential tremor. NINDS further conducts research to find the gene(s) that causes essential tremor.

Where can I get more information?

For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424

Information also is available from the following organizations:

International Essential Tremor Foundation
P.O. Box 14005
Lenexa, KS 66285-4005
Tel: 913-341-3880 888-387-3667
Fax: 913-341-1296

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)
5731 Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY 10024
Tel: 347-843-6132
Fax: 718-601-5112

Tremor Action Network
P.O. Box 5013
Pleasanton, CA 94566-5013
Tel: 510-681-6565 925-462-0111
Fax: 925-369-0485

National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)
2600 Fernbrook Lane North Suite 119
Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
Tel: 763-553-0020
Fax: 763-553-0167


"Tremor Fact Sheet." NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 20 July 2012.

Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2012

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