Post-Polio-Syndrome-Information-Page

Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page


What research is being done?

Scientists are working on a variety of investigations that may one day help individuals with PPS.  Some basic researchers are studying the behavior of motor neurons many years after a polio attack.  Others are looking at the mechanisms of fatigue and are trying to discover the roles played by the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction (the site where a nerve cell meets the muscle cell it helps activate), and muscles.  

Determining if there is an immunological link in PPS is also an area of intense interest.  Researchers who discovered inflammation around motor neurons or muscles are trying to find out what causes this immunological response.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

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What research is being done?

Scientists are working on a variety of investigations that may one day help individuals with PPS.  Some basic researchers are studying the behavior of motor neurons many years after a polio attack.  Others are looking at the mechanisms of fatigue and are trying to discover the roles played by the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction (the site where a nerve cell meets the muscle cell it helps activate), and muscles.  

Determining if there is an immunological link in PPS is also an area of intense interest.  Researchers who discovered inflammation around motor neurons or muscles are trying to find out what causes this immunological response.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Scientists are working on a variety of investigations that may one day help individuals with PPS.  Some basic researchers are studying the behavior of motor neurons many years after a polio attack.  Others are looking at the mechanisms of fatigue and are trying to discover the roles played by the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction (the site where a nerve cell meets the muscle cell it helps activate), and muscles.  

Determining if there is an immunological link in PPS is also an area of intense interest.  Researchers who discovered inflammation around motor neurons or muscles are trying to find out what causes this immunological response.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome


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