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Neuro-Rehabilitation Camp in Mauritius

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From the 2nd to the 10th of November this year, a team of specialists in the rehabilitation of those with neurological conditions will travel to Mauritius on a mission to establish what is happening on the ground to help the long term recovery of patients. This team includes Prof Anba Soopramanien, a consultant in spinal injuries and rehabilitation medicine with ...

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Do Brain Cells in Parkinson’s Sufferers Simply Burn Out?

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As a the result of a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Montreal, it’s now believed that the brain cells of people with Parkinson’s disease die prematurely, literally burning out like an overheating motor. Neurons require very high quantities of energy in order to carry out their job of regulating movement. Scientists have now uncovered evidence ...

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A New Study Gives Hope For A New Treatment For The Familial Form Of ALS

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A new study carried out by researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has highlighted the potential for treating the familial form of ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. During the research, the scientists learned how a mutation in the gene which causes ALS leads to the cells accumulating damaged materials. A healthy motor neuron ...

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Remote Controlled Drugs to be Used for Targeted Therapy

The way we receive our daily medication could be set to change now that researchers in America have found a way to deliver drugs direct to the brain using a remote control. This targeted therapy, which has been developed by scientists based at Washington University in St. Louis, uses a wireless device which is implanted into the brain and which ...

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