Restless legs syndrome: new approaches for treatment

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Juliane Winkelmann has been researching the genetic basis of restless legs syndr
Juliane Winkelmann has been researching the genetic basis of restless legs syndrome for many years. In a recent study, she and the other researchers involved were able to make an important contribution to a better understanding of the disease.


Largest genetic study on RLS to date

An international team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Munich has conducted the largest genetic investigation of restless legs syndrome (RLS) to date. The study represents a significant advancement in deciphering the genetic basis of this disorder and opens novel pathways for patient care.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is still an underrecognized disorder, although two to three percent of elderly individuals of European ancestry warrant medical treatment. Patients with restless legs syndrome experience a strong urge to move at night and suffer from unpleasant sensations such as pain or tingling in the legs. ...
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