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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A system is being tested in Taiwan to help individuals living with motor neuron disease (MND), who find it difficult to express themselves through speech.
Royal Reserve lines up in the contest today for trainer Lucinda Russell and owners London Scots For Doddie, who are donating all prize-money won by their runner to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation for Motor Neuron Disease.
And money raised from the event will go to the charity set up by the Scottish Rugby legend, right, who has Motor Neuron Disease.
London: Bolton Wanderers defender Stephen Darby, 29, announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Darby started his career with Liverpool, and played six games with his hometown club after making his debut in the UEFA Champions League in 2008, reports Efe news."It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of motor neuron disease,"Darby said in a statement on the Bolton Wanderer's website, which explained that a specialist had recently made the diagnosis.
EDINBURGH, U.K., October 22, 2015 -- The zebrafish may hold clues that could aid research into motor neuron disease and paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
LONDON, U.K., 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.
LONDON, U.K., 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.
Muscat: The 2014 Al Fair Charity Golf Day returned to the stunning course at Almouj Golf to surpass 2013's success, raising over OMR 3,500 for Motor Neuron disease. 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.