January 19, 2012

‘Rare’ Brain Disorder Might Not Be So Rare Say Researchers


 A brain disorder once thought to be fairly rare may in fact be more common than was previously thought, a new study into the disorder’s genetic basis by a global team of neuroscientists led by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have found…The study’s senior investigator, neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., also found that a significant number of people who had these mutations of the gene have not been diagnosed with HDLS but rather misdiagnosed with a wide range of other conditions. Additional coverage: Daily Mail, The Age (Australia)

Care2, by Steve Williams, 12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology, Research

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