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2014-06-06 23:09:50

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month and Hands-On Physical Therapy and the Staff at the Astoria Clinic are Helping to Raise Donations in Support of Finding a Cure Astoria, New York (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. The term comes from Latin meaning "grave muscular weakness." When an individual has an autoimmune disorder like Myasthenia Gravis their immune system malfunctions allowing the body to attack its own cells. People...

2012-11-23 10:52:09

Immune globulin replacement began decades ago as a treatment for patients who could not make their own protective antibodies, but has proven to have much broader benefits than originally expected. With new uses regularly being discovered for this limited and expensive resource, including as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to discover exactly how intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) treatments work, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits,...

Effects From Low-cal Diets Seen In Fly Brain And Mouthpart
2012-07-16 13:06:17

Transmission of nerve signals is enhanced in the insects that eat less A novel technique for measuring tiny, rapid-fire secretions in the brains and mouthparts of fruit flies (drosophila) is providing insights into the beneficial effects of eating less – information that ultimately could help people suffering from neuromuscular disorders. Using the method, researchers uncovered never-before-seen brain chemistry that helps explain why fruit flies genetically manipulated to mimic...

2012-06-23 23:01:10

A Gastonia, N.C. woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Rosanne Griffith is searching for her new normal. “I have to find a new me,” said Rosanne, 61, of Gastonia, N.C. “That´s the hardest thing. Right now, the new normal changes day to day.” Rosanne has myasthenia...

2012-03-27 11:54:22

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIg) is an effective treatment for certain disorders of the nerve and muscles, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and a form of neuropathy called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), according to a guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the March 27, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. IVIg is a type of immunotherapy...

2012-02-08 14:33:52

Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report. Understanding those relationships should enable better treatment of neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis, which prevent muscles from taking orders from your brain, said Dr. Lin Mei, Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics at Georgia Health Sciences University. During development, neurons in the spinal cord reach out to muscle fibers to form a direct line of...


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