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Columbia Researchers Receive Funding from Facebook Founder to Create Atlas of Spinal Cord Cells - ALS News Today



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Columbia Researchers Receive Funding from Facebook Founder to Create Atlas of Spinal Cord Cells 
ALS News Today
?Now, with the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we can identify those cellular players, and give scientists and doctors new tools to study any disorder that wreaks havoc on the cells of the spinal cord,? said Dr. Tom Maniatis, the senior ...

 


Group fighting rare disease Transverse Myelitis carries on without founder - The Columbus Dispatch



The Columbus Dispatch
 
Group fighting rare disease Transverse Myelitis carries on without founder 
The Columbus Dispatch
The rare disease struck her spinal cord without warning, leaving an otherwise healthy 35-year-old woman suddenly disabled from the waist down. Pauline Siegel waited days for a diagnosis. When it came, it was little help. Research was scarce, because ...

 


Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord - News-Medical.net



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Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord 
News-Medical.net
Once completed, the atlas would provide a reference map for researchers investigating injuries or diseases of the spinal cord, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known Lou Gehrig's disease. This effort, along with the wider CZI Single ...

 


Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogs - TheReporter.Com



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Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogs 
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Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease ? a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk ? more frequently in dogs with short legs like the dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to ...

 


Parents push for Texas to screen all newborns for spinal muscular atrophy - Texas Tribune



Texas Tribune
 
Parents push for Texas to screen all newborns for spinal muscular atrophy 
Texas Tribune
The committee will also discuss other conditions not on the Texas list, including Pompe disease, MPS-1 and X-ALD. SMA is a genetic disease that causes damage to the spinal cord and blocks messages from the brain to muscles. The disease causes total ...

 


MRI Scans Can Effectively Predict Multiple Sclerosis Among Children - Research Market 24



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MRI Scans Can Effectively Predict Multiple Sclerosis Among Children 
Research Market 24
MRI scans are one of the largely used technique to detect certain diseases including cardiovascular disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal disorders. Multiple sclerosis, greatly affects the brain, the spinal cord which can prove fatal. Every year ...

 


Genetic mutation associated with a developmental disorder could be a treatment target - Medical Xpress



Genetic mutation associated with a developmental disorder could be a treatment target 
Medical Xpress
LGI4 and Schwann cells operate in the peripheral nervous system?the parts that don't include the brain and spinal cord?which controls movement and sensory function. This new mutation stopped the LGI4 gene from functioning altogether, so those ...

 


These Very Ordinary Photos Challenge How We Look At "Special Needs" Kids - Refinery29



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These Very Ordinary Photos Challenge How We Look At "Special Needs" Kids 
Refinery29
Yet the accompanying descriptions of the children's disorders tell the story of hidden struggles. Emily, age 11, suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome ? an illness similar to Alzheimer's that impacts her brain and spinal cord. Addie, 4, is only the 21st ...

 


Night surgeries linked to risks - Business Daily (press release) (blog)



Business Daily (press release) (blog)
 
Night surgeries linked to risks 
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Common neurological disorders include epilepsy, migraine headaches, brain concussions, brain tumours, spinal cord injuries, back problems, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. Not all of ...

 


First Patients with NMO Dosed in ABX 1431 Study - Rare Disease Report



Rare Disease Report
 
First Patients with NMO Dosed in ABX 1431 Study 
Rare Disease Report
Earlier today, it was announced that dosing was initiated in a Phase 1b study of ABX-1431 in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and other similar ...

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