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Disorders

Disorders

Other organs keep you alive - but the brain is what makes you human, and muscles turn thought into action. Between them, brain nerve and muscle govern mobility, ability, activity, creativity, thinking, talking, sensing – in other words: being you. It is not surprising that something as complex as this can go wrong, that it does so frequently, and that when it does it is devastating.

The list of disorders of brain, nerve and muscle is vast, and includes some of the most serious and incurable in the western world: We are rigorously researching and treating these disorders.

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Stroke

A stroke is the sudden loss of brain function consequent on the death of brain cells caused by a lack of supply of oxygen and nutrients to critical parts of the brain.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (such as numbness).

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressively degenerative neurological disorder which affects the control of body movements.

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia refers to a group of diseases involving a serious loss of global cognitive ability beyond what might be expected from normal ageing.

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease.

Muscular Dystrophy including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and lead to impaired locomotion.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) refers to a group of diseases which affect the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain stem.

Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders are neurological disorders in which there is either 1) an excess of movement or 2) a paucity of movement that is not due to weakness or paralysis.

Inflammatory Myopathies

Myopathy is a term used to describe any form of muscle disease. The inflammatory myopathies are a group of diseases that involve chronic muscle inflammation (myositis), accompanied by muscle weakness.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disruption of the normal electrochemical activity of the brain that results in seizures. Under certain circumstances anyone can have a seizure.

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems.