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International Essential Tremor Foundation Kicks Off Annual Essential Tremor Research Fundraiser, Tulips for Tremor
Date:6/17/2013

Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common of all movements disorders, affecting an estimated 10 million people in the United States, and millions more worldwide. At this time there is no clear understanding what causes ET, there are no medications specifically designed to treat it and there is no cure. Tulips for Tremor© is the International Essential Tremor Foundation’s annual research fundraiser, supporting research into the causes of and a cure for this life-altering neurological condition.

“Although millions are affected, little is understood about this condition,” explains Catherine Rice, executive director of the International Essential Tremor Foundation. “Anyone at any age can develop essential tremor, but it is still unclear what causes it. It is vital to fund research that will shed light on this dilemma, allowing for better treatment options and diagnostic tools in the future.”

Donations to Tulips for Tremor© will support IETF research grants. In 2013, the IETF awarded $85,000 in essential tremor research grants for projects in assistive robotics, brain tissue analysis and childhood presentation.

Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic shaking of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, although eight times more common. Because o
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