Spinocerebellar ataxias are a group of diseases that are caused by degenerative changes in the cerebellum, a part of the brain important for movement control. There are many different types of spinocerebellar ataxia and each may have unique signs and symptoms. However, in general, all are characterised by problems with movement that tend to get worse over time.
Potential new route to treatment for Cerebellar Ataxia
- 20 September 2017
Researchers from the teams of Andrea Németh (NDCN) and Esther Becker (DPAG) have published an important paper reporting dominant mutations that cause a new type of cerebellar ataxia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 44.