Metachromatic leukodystrophy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Metachromatic leukodystrophy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Metachromatic leukodystrophy, or MLD, is a rare lysosomal storage disorder that results from mutations in the ARSA gene, which codes for arylsulfatase A – an enzyme that normally breaks down a fat called sulfatide. Without this enzyme, sulfatide accumulates in neurons and myelin-producing cells like Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes, resulting in their degeneration. MLD is

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FAQs: Headaches After Head Injuries

People that suffer concussions or mild head injuries in car wrecks or other accidents will frequently have headaches, sometimes they’ll have other symptoms as well. But the medical literature reports that eighty to ninety percent of people that suffer a concussion report having headaches. The issue is if those headaches persist for any length of

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Stop Saying Sharks Will Cure Cancer

Thanks for CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/SciShow to learn more { ♪INTRO } It seems like every time scientists learn something about sharks— like, a new genome is published— everyone suddenly starts going on about whether this new bit of information will finally show us how sharks will cure cancer. And there’s

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