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HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD results from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells, called neurons, in certain areas of the brain. This degeneration causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties, and emotional disturbance. HD is a familial disease, passed […]

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy, a group of diseases associated with recurrent seizures, is caused by periodic episodes of repetitive, abnormal electrochemical disturbance in the central nervous system, beginning in the brain. Generalized seizures happen when massive bursts of electrical energy sweep through the entire brain at once, causing loss of consciousness, falls, convulsions or intense muscle spasms. Partial or […]

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder arising from the gradual death of nerve cells in the brain. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and debilitating disease affecting control of bodily movement and characterized by four principal symptoms: tremor of the limbs, rigidity of the limbs, bradykinesia of the limbs and body evidenced by difficulty and slowness of […]