Medical advances in diagnosing neurological and genetic disorders.

Thompson, S., 2016. Medical advances in diagnosing neurological and genetic disorders. In: World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology 18th International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 13-14 June 2016, Venice, Italy.

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Cortisol Retinoblastoma is a rare type of childhood genetic cancer that affects children worldwide. The diagnosis is often missed due to lack of education and difficulty in presentation of the tumor. Frequently, the tumor on the retina is noticed by photography when the red-eye flash, commonly seen in normal eyes, is not produced. Instead, a yellow or white colored patch is seen or the child has a noticeable strabismus. Early detection can be life-saving though often results in removal of the affected eye. Remaining functioning in the healthy eye when the child is young has resulted in super-vision and high or above average intelligence. Technological advancement of cameras has helped in early detection. Brain imaging has also made possible early detection of neurological diseases and, together with the monitoring of cortisol levels and yawning frequency, promises to be the next new early diagnostic tool for the detection of neurological diseases where cortisol insufficiency is particularly salient, such as multiple sclerosis and Cushing’s disease.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cortisol; neurological disease; retinoblastoma; Thompson cortisol hypothesis; yawning
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23361
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Deposited On:04 Apr 2016 12:04
Last Modified:24 May 2016 09:27


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