Exome sequencing uncovers hidden pathways in familial and sporadic ALS
In some cases, the overlap goes beyond the brain and crosses to the other side of neuromuscular junction (for example, VCP mutations are also seen in muscle diseases). The more we study these genes, the wider the disease spectrum is expected to be, and ...
Nature.com - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:07



Taste Test: What Does A $10 Energy Drink Taste Like?
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): Deficiency of vitamin B5 causes nervous system disorders, depression, excessive irritability, hair loss, skin changes, problems with vision, fatigue and cardiovascular diseases. It protects the liver against steatosis ...
Lifehacker Australia - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:38

Marler: What you need to know about Botulism
[14] There, the neurotoxins cause flaccid paralysis by preventing the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, at neuromuscular junctions, thereby preventing motor-fiber stimulation.[15] The flaccid paralysis progresses symmetrically downward ...
Food Poison Journal - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:09



Firefighters Raising Money For MDA
Sonora, CA — Do not be alarmed if you see several firefighters staged along Mono Way near the Junction Shopping Center. Local firefighters with CAL Fire, Tuolumne County Fire and CDF L2881 are “filling the boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy ... raised ...
MyMotherLode.com - Fri, 08 May 2015 10:48

Audentes Therapeutics Announces New Data to be Presented at American ...
These findings build on recent pre-clinical research showing the adverse impacts of glycogen accumulation on the neuromuscular junction and neuronal and muscle function. The poster presentation will share new data demonstrating that early restoration ...
PharmiWeb.com (press release) - Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00

American Academy of Neurology, April 18-25
In one study, Todd J. Schwedt, M.D., and Catherine Chong, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, found that the structure of brain regions that are responsible for multisensory integration, including the temporal pole and temporoparietal junction, may be ...
Doctors Lounge - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00



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



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


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