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Tourette Syndrome Trials
If you are interested in participating in any of the studies listed below, or would like further information, please contact Dr. Singer at 443-925-4285. If you would like to help support our research through a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so by sending your check or money order to:
The Friends of Tourette Syndrome Research
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
David Rubenstein Building, Suite 2158
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
ATTN: Harvey Singer, M.D.
Sibling Pairs Study
"Genetic Linkage Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome"
The purpose of this study is to determine whether TS is a genetically linked disorder.
Study population: Siblings, both of whom have TS, or one parent and child, both with TS.
Pet Scan Studies
Study 1: "Factors Affecting Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Tourette Syndrome"
Study 2: "Serotonin Pre- and Post-synaptic Neurotransmission in Tourette Syndrome"
These studies investigate the uptake of serotonin or dopamine to determine if there is a difference in chemical activity in Tourette patients and non-Tourette patients.
Study population: Adults. Study participants will be compensated.
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