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AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (MOTOR NEURON DISEASE); ARE WE CLOSER TO A CURE?

Written by Colin Farrell, B.Sc. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, frequently referred to under the umbrella term Motor Neurone Disease, is a neurodegenerative condition characterised by loss of skeletal, bulbar (controlling breathing, speech, and swallowing), and respiratory muscle mass, resulting in loss of voluntary neuromotor function, and progressive muscular paralysis (Tawil & Venance, 2011). ALS is fatal […]

ADVANCES IN SLOWING HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE PROGRESSION

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by deficits of motor control, decline of cognitive ability, and emotional dysregulation (Albanese & Jankovic, 2012). The mean age of onset for HD is 40 and illness duration is typically 17 years, with men and women equally affected (Dickson & Weller, 2011). A variant known as […]