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Towards the Light: The 8th Annual Symposium on ATP1A3 in Disease

The 8 th  Annual Symposium on   ATP1A3   in Disease 3-4 October 2019  Reykjavík, Iceland The 8 th  Annual Symposium on  ATP1A3  in Disease 2019 will take place 3 - 4 October 2019 at the beautiful and conveniently located Grand Hotel Reykjavík in Iceland. The host this year is the  AHC Association of Iceland  supported by an organizing committee that consist of European scientists that have been working on  ATP1A3  related diseases for many years. The ‘ ATP1A3  Symposium in Disease’ is an important symposium that focuses on one of the key genes, the   ATP1A3   gene that is essential for normal brain functioning. Mu tations in the  ATP1A3   gene has been linked to several neurological diseases, including Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) .   The   ATP1A3   gene encodes the alpha(a)3 subunit isoform of the sodium pump, an ion pump that is present in all cells of the body and help cells to maintain correct ion balance, to support in-and outflux of molecu

My 'Foot Drop' - What is it and how can I overcome it ?

It has been a very long time since I wrote something on my blog. Life has been quite difficult these past few months with Anya's medical condition but that I leave for another blog post. Right now we are taking about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and my journey of having this condition for nearly 18 years - I have been experiencing something that is known as a 'Foot Drop'.   Now you must be thinking what the hell am I actually talking about ????  Yes that is right - there is actually something called a 'Foot Drop'  So what is a Foot Drop ?  This is what I actually got when searching on the internet -  Foot drop  is a gait abnormality in which the dropping of the forefoot happens due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself (Source: Wikipedia). Yes that