Role of the basal ganglia REM sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson
France (ANEMF) - University of Toulouse, Toulouse
Service de Pharmacologie Medicale
Pr. Jean-Louis Montastruc
Dr. Pietro-Luca Ratti
French, English, Italian, Spanish
8 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
REM sleep behaviour disorder is a parasomnia featuring dream enactment behaviours due to altered control of muscular tone during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.
Up to 50% of patients with Parkinson
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student should be familiar with the use of PC and Microsoft Excel
For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles:
- C. Trenkwalder, B. Hoegl. Sleep in Parkinson syndromes, Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 2007, Vol. 83 (3rd series). Parkinson
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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