WPT University Place: Managing Corn Disease in Wisconsin

– Up next we have Damon Smith. Damon is an assistant professor and Extension plant pathologist at UW-Madison. Damon’s responsibilities include research efforts that focus on improving our understanding of the epidemiology of plant pathogens, in order to develop better management recommendations for the sustainable management of field and forage crop diseases. (exhaling) That’s pretty

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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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