Tremor Gram – July 2016
Today, there is no cure for essential tremor. But it’s not for lack of trying. For years researchers have been searching for the cause of this life-altering condition, so tailored treatments could be made available to the millions of people around the world who are affected.
Each year the IETF funds critical essential tremor research, helping inch us closer to the answers we need. But we can’t do it without your help. 100% of every dollar you donate to the IETF research fund goes to scientific research being conducted right now; research that may lead to better treatment options and maybe even a cure in the not-so-distant future.
Today essential tremor is incurable. But with your support, it doesn’t always have to be. Donate to research.
June Teleconference Now Available For Listening
If you were unable to join us for the IETF’s second teleconference Research: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?, you can still listen to the recording online or to listen over the phone, dial 1-862-902-0129 and enter code 87977047 when prompted. More information to come about next teleconference date and topic.
New IETF Funded Research
Each year, researchers with an interest in studying the various aspects of ET are encouraged to submit scientific proposals for grant funding from the IETF. This year, The IETF will fund three research grants totaling nearly $75,000. Below are the new research projects.
- Double-Blind, Placebo-Control, Cross-Over Trial of Cannabidiol for Essential Tremor – Read more.
- Application of Smartphones/Smartwatches in Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Essential Tremor – Read more.
- Norepinephrine’s Effects on the Cerebellum and Role in Tremor – Read more.
To date, your research donations have provided nearly $1 million to fund numerous promising studies. Grant funding was provided by donors, people directly affected by this life-altering condition, like you.