Category: Research & Medical

AAN Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Guidelines

Tourette Association of America President and CEO Amanda Talty issued the following statement on today’s release of the first-ever treatment guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology. TAA has been an ongoing participant in the development of the guidelines; ten of the co-authors are involved closely with TAA.
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Annual Research and Medical Meeting

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) hosted its Annual Research and Medical Meeting of our Scientific Advisory Board, Medical Advisory Board and Centers of Excellence from April 9 - 10 in New York City. The meeting covered the latest news on research and medical practices for Tourette Syndrome and brought leading experts together to share their knowledge.
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Tourette Syndrome Major Focus at 2018 Child Neurology Society Meeting

This year’s Neurobiology of Disease in Children meeting, as part of the larger Child Neurology Society Conference, focused on Tourette Syndrome for the first time in approximately 10 years. The Tourette Association of America supported and presented at this all-day meeting in Chicago, which included a number of Young Investigators interested in learning more about TS.
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TAA Collaborators Announce Findings From Largest Ever DNA Sequencing Study of TS

TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA COLLABORATORS ANNOUNCE FINDINGS FROM LARGEST EVER DNA SEQUENCING STUDY OF TOURETTE SYNDROME Research Collaboration with TIC Genetics and the Tourette Syndrome Genetics Southern and Eastern Europe Initiative The Tourette Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, and its collaborators recently announced findings from the largest DNA sequencing study of Tourette Syndrome (TS). New data has been revealed that suggests a potential role for disruptions in cell polarity in the development of TS. The research study was led by the Tourette International Collaborative (TIC) Genetics and included collaborations with the TAA International Consortium for Genetics (TAAICG), the Tourette Syndrome Genetics Southern and Eastern Europe Initiative (TSGENESEE). Research samples were also received from the Uppsala Tourette Cohort in Sweden. The researchers focused on “de novo” or rare mutations that arise anew at conception, rather than being inherited from parents. They observed that these mutations tend to affect genes with a role in cell “polarity,” which is the process by which cells differentiate “top” and “bottom.” This is particularly important in the brain, where neurons must form with specialized information gathering and transmitting sides to function properly. “These
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American Brain Foundation Partnership

The American Brain Foundation and Tourette Association of America are pleased to support clinical research training in Tourette Syndrome. The AAN Research Program demonstrates the AAN Board of Directors’ dedication to promoting neurology and neuroscience research and training.
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TAA Annual Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Meeting

The Tourette Association of America hosted its annual Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and Medical Advisory Board (MAB) meeting on May 3-4, 2018.
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Celebrating 45 Years of Discovery

45 years of discovery and innovative research. Read more about our scientific and medical research progress in our 2017 Progress Report.
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A Jangling Journey: Life with Tourette Syndrome

What is it like to be bombarded by inner sensations that overwhelm your best efforts at control, forcing you to make movements or sounds that can be unpleasant, even startlingly inappropriate? Although not diagnosed until adulthood, neurobiologist Peter J. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., has lived with Tourette syndrome since he was a boy.
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TAA Announces NEW VP of Research and Medical Programs

The Tourette Association of America is proud to announce the appointment of Diana Shineman, PhD, as Vice President of Research and Medical Programs.
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