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2012-03-05 23:08:04

Researchers have identified a gene that causes adult-onset primary cervical dystonia, an often-painful condition in which patients' necks twist involuntarily.

2012-03-02 13:44:32

Millions of people suffer from Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and worsens over time.

2012-01-26 02:10:03

Led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, scientists have, for the first time, created stem cell-derived, in vitro models of sporadic and hereditary Alzheimer's disease (AD), using induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with the much-dreaded neurodegenerative disorder.

Revised Definition Could Make Autism Diagnosis, Treatment More Difficult
2012-01-22 05:58:41

U.S. health experts are reportedly considering changing the definition of autism which would likely reduce the rate at which the disorder is diagnosed, while also possibly reducing some individuals' access to the treatment and social assistance they currently receive.

2011-12-26 07:20:23

A global team of neuroscientists, led by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, have found the gene responsible for a brain disorder that may be much more common than once believed.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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