Neurodegenerative disease

What is Neurodegenerative disease?

Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. Such diseases are incurable, resulting in progressive degeneration and/or death of neuron cells. As research progresses, many similarities appear that relate these diseases to one another on a sub-cellular level. Discovering these similarities offers hope for therapeutic advances that could ameliorate many diseases simultaneously. There are many parallels between different neurodegenerative disorders including atypical protein assemblies as well as induced cell death. Neurodegeneration can be found in many different levels of neuronal circuitry ranging from molecular to systemic.

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Can you contract ALS from a tetnus shot?

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ALS is not a transmissible disease, which means that it cannot spread from one person to another by contact or other...

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i have just been diagnosed with spinocerebellurar ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease. my mri showed shrinkage of the cerrebellum. next week...

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Spinocerebellar ataxia is a hereditary condition, depending on type of disease we can say the probability of occurrence...

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Hi I am Inayat Ali from Pakistan, My cousin named Syed Azhar Shah,aged 52 years,is suffering by a newly known disease named Motor Neuro Disease or...

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This is a neurodegenerative disorder, which is progressive...we have drugs which are developed to slow its progression...but unfortunately, we...

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