CNS=Central Nervous System
-Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, leading to demyelination. Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot.
La Esclerosis Tuberosa es un desorden genético que afecta diferentes órganos y sistemas del cuerpo, produciendo tumores en lugares como el cerebro, los riñones, el corazón, los ojos y los pulmones. Puede afectar a las personas leve o severamente. En este video educativo producido por la Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, el Dr. Mauricio Delgado explica en que consiste este desorden, sus causas genéticas y opciones de tratamiento. Este video fue hecho posible gracias a una beca educativa de las Fundaciones Schnurmacher.
Gladys Ko's research offers the hope of vision for men suffering from certain types of genetic eye disorders. The Texas A&M University researcher believes she has unlocked the underlying genetic causes of two disorders—XLRS and XLCSNB—that result in blindness in men.
ADAMTS13, a protein, helps regulate clotting by cutting through von Willebrand factor, which catches platelets and helps them clot. Inhibiting ADAMTS13 can cause TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura), a blood condition in which excessive clotting occurs in the body. For more information about clotting and other blood disorders, visit ASH's patient-information site http://www.BloodTheVitalConnection.org.
This is a short animated movie to encourage better awareness and understanding of a rare disease called amyloidosis.
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For more information, visit the Amyloidosis Foundation (www.amyloidosis.org).