Neurobiology of Disease


Date: April 3, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Neurodegeneration (ALS and Alzheimer's)
Module: Overview
Session: Clinical spectrum of motor neuron disease
Instructor: Eric Elgar
Description: This session will provide an overview of the clinical features and spectrum of motor neuron diseases including ALS.
Study questions:
  1. What are the typical clinical features of ALS?
  2. What genes can cause familial ALS?
  3. What causes sporadic ALS?
    Bonus question: What position did Lou Gehrig play for the Yankees and what was his major baseball record (clue: his nickname was ironman)?
  1. Hawking S (2008). Disability advice.
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  2. Price DL, Ackerly S, Martin LJ, Koliatsos V, Wong PC (2006). Motor neuron diseases. In Basic Neurochemistry, 7th Ed. (GJ Siegel, RW Albers, ST Brady, DL Price, eds.), Elsevier Academic Press, 639-652.
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