Blood-nerve barrier model allows closer look at diseases affecting peripheral nerves

The cells regarded as the “gate-keepers” of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even harder to isolate. However, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have created a laboratory model that will enable scientists to study a wide variety of diseases affecting peripheral nerves. They describe their […]

MMN is legally entitled to disability benefits

Court of Appeals of Michigan found the circuit court erred in construing the phrase “capacity for independent living” as being limited to an individual’s mental capacity to live independently.

It concluded that since the petitioner possessed substantial functional limitations in two areas of major life activities, she was developmentally disabled under Michigan law and therefore entitled to supports and services.

The ruling is presented below in its entirety.