neurodegenerative disorder

neurodegenerative disorder

Neurology A chronic progressive neuropathy characterized by selective and generally symmetrical loss of neurons in motor, sensory, or cognitive systems Types by area Cerebral cortex–Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, Lewy body dementia Basal ganglia–Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease Brainstem & cerebellum–dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy, Freidreich's ataxia, multiple system atrophy, types 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 spinocerebellar ataxia Motor–amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, familial spastic paraparesis, spinal muscular atrophy, spinal & bulbar muscular atrophy. See COPD.
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Last, in historically low-incidence areas where Lyme disease has since spread, any potential time lag between infection and development of a neurodegenerative disorder would reduce the observed correlation in these areas.
Estimates vary, but research suggests that anywhere from 80 to 100 percent eventually get a neurodegenerative disorder.
The company has also generated pre-clinical efficacy data with its ReN005 stem cell therapy for Huntington's disease, a rare, genetic and fatal neurodegenerative disorder which affects around 1 in 100,000 people.
The herbicides and pesticides many people trust enough to spray on their gardens and crops have been increasingly linked to the onset of Parkinson's Disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder that turns the simplest movement into a battle between the brain and the nerves.
Sacks, the author of ``Awakenings'' and ``An Anthropologist on Mars'' continues, ``I went to Micronesia as a neurologist, or neuroanthropologist, intent on seeing how individuals and communities responded to unusual endemic conditions - a hereditary total colorblindness on Pingelap and Pohnpei; a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder on Guam and Rota.
The Global Market and Future Outlook for Neurodegenerative Disorder Therapies 2007
Although there is a high degree of failure and uncertainty within the R/D of neurodegenerative disorder drugs, the number of drugs in the pipeline is very high, at 1,494.
Now, several groups find that minocycline seems to protect the class of brain cells that die in Parkinson's disease, another neurodegenerative disorder.
Huntington's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder affecting 250,000 Americans, is a case of biochemical woe.
A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, CTE has been found at autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players.
The objectives of this effort to jumpstart scientific progress on the world's second most common neurodegenerative disorder are ambitious.
One study even shows that inhibiting caspases can slow the development of symptoms and delay death in mice that have an illness that mimics the human neurodegenerative disorder.