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  • Menendez Bill Ramps-Up Efforts to Develop New Treatments, Cure for Tourette Syndrome

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) reintroduced legislation that refocuses the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) efforts to discover new treatments and a cure for Tourette Syndrome (TS).  May 15 – June 15 is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. “With tens of thousands of our children and teens afflicted with Tourette Syndrome, this debilitating disorder deserves greater attention from our nation’s scientific research institutions,” said Sen. Menendez.  “We must do everything we can to develop effective treatments and a cure for TS to help ease the suffering and help unlock every child’s full potential.” The Tourette Association currently estimates that one out of every 160 American children between the ages of five and 17 has TS.  When including other tic disorders, the prevalence is estimated to be about one percent of all U.S. children. Sen. Menendez’s CARE for Tourette Syndrome Act seeks to build on current NIH activities on TS and directs NIH to allocate existing funds towards critical research programs by: Expanding and intensifying data collection on TS to improve information on the prevalence of the disease, including data on comorbid conditions and variations in the disease across populations and geographic regions Establishing Collaborative Research Centers for Tourette

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