What if you wanted your right hand to pick up a pencil and suddenly your left hand reached out as well? What if you tried to pick up a sock with the toes of your left foot and your right foot also reacted? These are examples of mirror movement disorder. Recent research with genetically engineered mi
Meningitis is "an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease can be caused by a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection, with the type of infection determining the type of treatment needed. The Centers f
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. No cure exists, but there are medications that can help alleviate the disease's symptoms and slow its progression.
The sciatic nerve is an important nerve that supplies electrical impulses to the lower back, thigh, shin and foot. The nervous system's most basic functional unit is the neuron. Every neuron has two types of fibers extending from its cell body. The first type is called the dendrite, which carries el
The poor prognosis associated with malignant primary brain tumors treated with conventional therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy has led investigators to develop new innovative therapies.
Osteoporosis is a main concern for individuals who have had a spinal cord injury (SCI). Almost all patients with SCI get osteoporosis. According to Jelena Svircev, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, "osteoporosis, or porous bone, i