Recognizing Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome
The rare neurological disorder Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) affects fewer than 1 person in 10 million annually, but it is more common in children with neuroblastoma and in some adults with breast or small-cell lung carcinoma. OMS is ...
HCPLive - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00

No cure, no 'great treatments' so far for debilitating neurological condition ...
In fact, ataxia is not classified as a separate disease or disorder, according to the UAB neurologists. "Ataxia is not a single disorder but a clinical description of abnormalities in coordination," Yacoubian said. "Cerebellar ataxia is a syndrome with ...
AL.com - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:16



Toddler's Gait Disturbance Could Signal Encephalitis
The team's conclusion was that in treating children under age 3 with a gait disturbance, a manifestation of cerebellar ataxia or cortical motor dysfunction, physicians should be concerned these patients may have anti-NMDAR encephalitis.
HCPLive - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00



Hope for Aaron
Aaron Biros was diagnosed with ataxia telangiectasia (A-T), a rare genetic disease, at the age of 2. Now 15, the ... The disease is similar to combining the affects of cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy and immune deficiency into one, she explained. Aaron ...
Grand Haven Tribune - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:03



What We Know About the NFL's Bogeyman, CTE
Midbrain and cerebellum damage lead to Parkinson's disease-like symptoms such as ataxia (wobbly, unsteady movement) and dysarthria (difficulty using the muscles necessary for speech).1 Boxers tend to exhibit Parkinsonism, while football players tend to ...
VICE - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:15



Public Release: 23-Mar-2015 Cerebellar ataxia can't be cured, but some cases ...
The word ataxia means without co-ordination. Ataxia symptoms include poor coordination, unsteady walk, difficulty speaking and swallowing, involuntary back-and-forth eye movements and difficulty performing fine-motor skills such as writing or buttoning ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:33

Cerebellar Ataxia Can't Be Cured, but Some Cases Can Be Treated
Newswise (press release) - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:33



Novel neurodegenerative disease and gene identified with the help of man's ...
The current study revealed a novel type of neurodegenerative disease, characterized by cerebellar dysfunction and movement incoordination. Some affected dogs also suffered from abnormal eye movements and developed behavioral changes, such as ...
Medical Xpress - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:22

Mutation behind neurodegenerative condition identified
Another research group has also implicated SNX14 in this cerebellar ataxia syndrome. The additional data in this study helps delineate the condition's features, as well as offering a genetic and functional understanding of the basis for the condition ...
Nature Middle East - Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:03


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