Genes involved in ALS may create toxic cells that damage the cell of the motor cortex – the area most damaged by the disease.
Word-Finding: it is the ability to call to mind, automatically, seamlessly and with lightening speed, exactly the right words to express all of our infinite thoughts. It is an amazing, universal, but not fully-understood process. It is taken for granted; until of course, it doesn’t work.
Dr. Renato Iozzo is a professor of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University. After suffering a stroke while Christmas shopping back in December, the pathologist takes us through a timeline of his minute-by-minute treatment by Jefferson’s Multidisciplinary Team, ultimately saving his life.
Ocular melanoma has been in the news recently because an unexplained group of cases were found in a tight geographic area in Huntersville, North Carolina and Auburn, Alabama. This is unusual for cancer, but when it does happen, it can often help researchers discover a common cause for a disease.