motor neuron disease


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motor neuron disease

A condition in which the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that control muscular activity degenerate. Muscles become weak and may waste away. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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October 22, 2015 -- The zebrafish may hold clues that could aid research into motor neuron disease and paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
April 4, 2014 -- A new way to artificially control muscles using light has the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury.
April 4, 2014 - A new way to artificially control muscles using light has the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury.
Fifty-six golfers took part in the shotgun start event, set up to raise money for the J9 Foundation - Hope for Motor Neuron Disease sufferers.
London, May 11 (ANI): A new study has found that people with longer ring fingers relative to the index finger are much more likely to have motor neuron disease.
This collection contains 13 articles on a range of topics relating to motor neuron disease.
5m to help those whose lives are blighted by motor neuron disease.
As "Dying to Live" concludes its final chapter, "The Anteroom," Midgley explains that he is in the process of experiencing motor neuron disease, a deterioration of the nerve fibers that help convey signals from the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body.
Johnstone became an active campaigner for stem cell research after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in November 2001.
Outcome of ventilatory support for acute respiratory failure in motor neuron disease.
For example, the Chamorros population of Guam and Rota in the western Pacific have an unusually high prevalence of motor neuron disease, a syndrome that includes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), parkinsonism, and progressive dementia.
ALS (also referred to as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Charcot's disease or Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive and fatal neurological disease that affects 100,000 -120,000 people worldwide with about 1,200 new cases occurring in the UK each year.