Can an app diagnose visual problems and monitor your recovery?

Introduction     A web app has been developed that can test the eyesight of people with conditions that cause vision loss – particularly stroke.   Hemianopia is a condition that causes a loss of vision in either the right or left sides of both eyes. It is a common side effect of stroke. Less […]

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The language of peripheral neuropathy

 In daily neurological practice, peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most common reasons for neurological referral. The worldwide diabetes epidemic will no doubt ensure that more and more patients are seen with the classic syndrome of length-dependent sensory and motor impairment that inevitably sets in train a range of investigations: nerve conduction studies, blood tests […]

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HEXANUCLEOTIDE REPEAT EXPANSION IN C9ORF72: A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive disorder of motor neurons in the cortex, brainstem and spinal cord, for which there is no cure.  The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying ALS remain to be fully elucidated, although approximately 10% of cases were previously regarded as familial.  Mutations in the superoxide dismuate-1 gene (SOD-1) were first reported […]

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