This month’s releases to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection include the launching of a new series titled ALS and Other Motor Neuron Disorders, edited by Dr. Kevin Talbot from University of Oxford. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neuron degeneration, remains one of the most feared diseases in medicine. It is currently incurable and there are few interventions which significantly impact on its relentlessly progressive course, which uniformly ends in death. However, in the last 20 years we have acquired a wealth of data about the genetic underpinnings of ALS which illuminated a number of vulnerable pathways that can serve as targets for drug therapy. The series reviews the current knowledge on motor neuron disorders and discusses possible directions to developing efficient treatments. Since such diseases often have a genetic component but are also influenced by developmental or environmental factors, I believe this new series will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in many disciplines. Currently, four talks are available with more to be published in coming weeks.
Other releases include the addition of three new lectures to the Aging series published last month, one new talk in Evolutionary Physiology, two lectures on personalized medicine – in obesity and cardiology, a lecture discussing the eye’s vitreous, and a talk on randomization in N-of-1 clinical trials. A full list of the newly released talks is provided below my signature.
For your convenience, here is a short link directly to the latest releases: https://hstalks.com/biosci/recent
Find the full collection of talks at in iFind, the library catalogue.