Definition of neurodegenerative
: relating to or marked by degeneration of nervous tissue
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Prion is short for proteinacious infectious particle, a pathogen that causes neurodegenerative disease in mammals.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Mary suffered from ALS and fought the neurodegenerative disease, which affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, for more than eight years.
After Mary was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, which affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, Valastro launched the Mama Mary Foundation to raise money and awareness for those affected by ALS.
According to Valdés, the most groundbreaking part of his research is the ability to pinpoint neurodegenerative drivers that cause the disease, like inflammation.
Fishman died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, on Aug. 19 — 12 days after the final round of the 2016 PGA Tour stop in Connecticut.
Alzheimer’s disease begins years before mental deterioration is detected, suggests a new study that could result in doubling the estimated number of people with the neurodegenerative disease.
Tests of such activities might eventually enable early intervention if a cure becomes available, which will be crucial for halting progression of the neurodegenerative condition.
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