Pediatric Patient Loses Spontaneous Respirations
Acetylcholine is released from the neuron at the neuromuscular junction and binds to the acetylcholine receptor on the muscle to trigger a cellular cascade leading to contraction. Antibodies destroy the receptor so that muscle contraction can't occur ...
JEMS.com - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:32

Pathway Genomics Appoints Anja Kammesheidt as Vice President of Research ...
After completing her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego, where she studied protein-targeting mechanisms at the neuromuscular junction, she joined Purdue Pharma as a research scientist working on neuropathic pain targets ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release) - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:37



Gene therapy in mice improves defects in neuromuscular junction reversing ...
Neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy or ALS impact what is known as the neuromuscular junction—the connecting point between nerves and muscles. Scientists have learned that in some instances, the reason problems develop in this critical ...
Medical Xpress - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:15



Researchers Identify New Rare Neuromuscular Disease
There are a number of disorders – both acquired and inherited – that interfere with the communication that occurs at the neuromuscular junction. For example, in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, which is most commonly triggered by certain cancers, the ...
University of Rochester Newsroom - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:56

Rare Neuromuscular Disease Identified In American And British Family; Genetic ...
Medical Daily - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:08



Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders in Children
He then described several case histories, including two cases of familial neuromyotonia, autoimmune neuromuscular junction abnormality, toxic neuromuscular junction abnormality due to botulism, and the motor neuron diseases poliomyelitis and infantile ...
HCPLive - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:11

Scientists Grow Human Muscle That Contracts Like The Real Thing
"This breakthrough allows one to rapidly screen a large number of drugs on normal and diseased human muscle cells, facilitating development of therapies for neuromuscular diseases," Dr. Grace Pavlath, senior vice-president and scientific program ...
Huffington Post - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:47



Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong
Many of these diseases involve defective neuromuscular junctions—the interface between neurons and muscle cells where brain signals tell muscles to contract. In one such disease, a form of familial limb-girdle myasthenia, people carry two defective ...
Science AAAS - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11

Neurological testing accessibility and affordability: an interview with Dr ...
Athena Diagnostics is part of the Quest Diagnostics Neurology business, which is focused on innovations in neurogenetic diseases that involve the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. One of our most exciting focus ...
News-Medical.net - Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:37


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