motor neuron disease


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motor neuron disease:

see amyotrophic lateral sclerosisamyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS) or motor neuron disease,
sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, degenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, preventing them from sending impulses to the muscles.
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A collaboration between the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Taiwan Motor Neuron Disease Association, the smart communication system was developed by scientists from National Taipei University of Technology.
The charity was set up by former rugby star Doddie Weir, who was capped 61 times by Scotland but was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2017.
Motor neuron disease is an untreatable condition caused by the progressive loss of motor neurons that control movement, speech and breathing.
However, motor neurons can become damaged in motor neuron disease or following spinal cord injuries, causing permanent loss of muscle function resulting in paralysis
London, May 11 (ANI): A new study has found that people with longer ring fingers relative to the index finger are much more likely to have motor neuron disease.
Jimmy, who is now a patron of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association, described his son's heartbreaking final moments as they watched a horse race together.
This collection contains 13 articles on a range of topics relating to motor neuron disease. The studies look at amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diagnosis, management, genetic aspects, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and cell therapy.
Blaydon MP Dave Anderson last night urged the Department of Health to give support to a request for funding of pounds 7.5m to help those whose lives are blighted by motor neuron disease.