CSL Behring Announces the 2015 Interlaken Leadership Awards Recipient
Dr. Alsharabati's proposal to investigate subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) versus intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the management of neuromuscular junction (NMJ) disorders was chosen for its focus on myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton ...
Stockhouse - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:26

UB neurology chair receives Doctor of the Year award
Currently, Wolfe and Nicholas Silvestri, MD, a faculty member in the UB Department of Neurology, together co-author a regular column, “What's hot off the press in neuromuscular junction disorders?” for the MGFA's newsmagazine, Foundation Focus.
UB News Center - Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:45

Genetic evidence in the mouse solidifies the calcium hypothesis of myofiber ...
This calcium hypothesis was originally proposed as a final common pathway for multiple neuromuscular diseases in 1976 by Wrogemann, which remains remarkably accurate and an impressive deduction given the limited data available at the time. Here, we ...
Nature.com - Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:01

Diet-induced changes in brain structure and behavior in old gerbils
Even in the absence of mentioned neuropathological diseases, aging in humans is marked by variable degrees of neuronal deterioration and cognitive impairment. One of the reasons for the development of cognitive disorders during aging is the ...
Nature.com - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 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 09:04

Rare Neuromuscular Disease Identified In American And British Family; Genetic ...
Medical Daily - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:23



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



Neuromuscular disease Improved diagnostic sensitivity can aid the correct ...
MG is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction. Patients with generalized MG typically show antibodies against AChRs or muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) in radioimmunoprecipitation assays (RIPAs). However, some patients—in ...
Nature.com - Tue, 05 May 2015 03:15



Do You Really Need That Tetanus Booster? One Man's Ordeal
Patients are put into drug-induced comas, “so that you are psychologically spared this illness,” says Schaffner. After around three weeks, the toxin is metabolized and assimilated, permitting the neuromuscular junction to function normally again ...
WBUR - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:38


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