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Development of possible diagnostic test for essential tremor is in sight following discovery

The genetic mutation that causes essential tremor has been discovered leading to hope for a possible diagnostic test for the condition that affects 1 to 4% of the population. This discovery may form the basis of a diagnostic test and hence prevent misdiagnosis with conditions such as Parkinson's disease. Essential tremor causes uncontrollable shaking in limbs or head.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Freeman

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About: Development of possible diagnostic test for essential tremor is in sight following discovery

Date: 13 February 2005

Source: Daily Freeman

Author: Jesse J. Smith

URL: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1769&dept_id=74958&newsid=13927535&PAG=461&rfi=9

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