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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 autopsy photographs by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Mar 2012 12:44pm On the left is the brain of an 82-year-old patient with a diagnosis of spincocerebellar ataxia, type 6 (SCA6). On the right is the brain of a 96-year-old "control" patient with Alzheimer disease Note comparative diminution of the cerebellum in the SCA6 patient.  Here's a closer look at the cerebellum SCA6 is one several autosomal dominant cer ... Read on »
Best Post of March 2012: Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6 autopsy photographs by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 3:11pm The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from March 19, 2012: On the left is the brain of an 82-year-old patient with a diagnosis of spincocerebellar ataxia, type 6 (SCA6). On the right is the brain of a 96-year-old "control" patient with Alzheimer disease Note comparative diminution of the cerebellum in the SCA6 patient.  Here's a clo ... Read on »
Best Post of the April 2012: Photomicrographs of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 case by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 11:43am The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from April 26, 2012. It's a follow-up from a prior post in which I showed the gross finding from the same case of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6: A month ago, I posted gross photographs from an autopsy case of mine of a patient with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. I am now following up with histol ... Read on »
Photomicrographs of last month's spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 case by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Apr 2012 3:11pm A month ago, I posted gross photographs from an autopsy case of mine of a patient with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. I am now following up with histologic images for this case. The most striking feature was the marked loss of Purkinje cells, which makes sense because SCA6 involves mutation of a calcium channel that is highly expressed on Purkinj ... Read on »
New edition of MS in focus on ataxia and tremor by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Mar 2009 4:12am 1 Comment Source: MS International Federation March 2009 New edition of MS in focus on ataxia and tremor Just published: Issue 13 of our biannual magazine looks in detail at the difficult MS symptoms of ataxia and tremor. This latest edition of our magazine contains articles from leading ataxia and tremor experts from aroun ... Read on »
Ride Ataxia Philly by Kyle Bryant Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:19pm Hey folks. I am super excited to announce the next event on the Ride Ataxia Calendar. Ride Ataxia has been working closely with Outback Steakhouse and FARA to put together a one day ride in Philadelphia in October. This will be the first Ride Ataxia event on the east coast! We hope that a smaller event like this will allow for more partici ... Read on »
Ride Ataxia Research Funds by Kyle Bryant Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:02pm Its payoff time! Now is when we can see the tangible impact of the Ride Ataxia efforts! Today FARA and NAF announced funding of the 4th, 5th and 6th Ride Ataxia research grants. Funding of these three grants brings us to 6 grants totaling over $700,000 in three short years. With this announcement we can clearly see the difference that is made w ... Read on »
ataxia by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Oct 2004 12:00am 1 Comment Blogger and/or my internet connection were behaving quite badly last night, and I wasn't able to post. It's probably just as well, because I was mostly frantic last night. Rosie, the cat, had been hiding all day in the closet. When DH went up to bed around 11, she walked out to see him, and he noticed that her gait was "wo ... Read on »
Ride Ataxia Philadelphia - A Huge Success! by Kyle Bryant Posted Fri 15 Oct 2010 4:38pm The ride was a great success with 400 registered cyclists and over $125,000 raised to support FARA's mission- to treat and cure FA through research advancement. All of the routes were very tough but I know everyone proved something to themselves through participation i n this ride. Thirty of our FA families joined us on bikes and trikes, volunt ... Read on »
ATAXIA and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 12:00am ATAXIA affects so many of us with MS, that I had to post this information which I obtained from Multiple Sclerosis.org Ataxia is incoordination caused by  dysfunction  to sensory nerve inputs, motor nerve outputs or the processing of them. It is not the result of  muscular weakness . Ataxia is most often applied to unsteadiness in walk ... Read on »