Biosensor Helpful In Treating Disabling Neurological Diseases

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Social Security Administration provides a listing of impairments including conditions that affect the neurological system. Neurological conditions can be disabling, leaving a person unable to work and in need of Social Security disability benefits.

Purdue University has developed a new biosensor that is proving to be a helpful tool for treating neurological diseases. This could lead to more effective testing for those who are suffering from epilepsy and other types of seizure disorders.

A self-referencing glutamate biosensor has been developed which can measure real-time glutamate flux. It measures glutamate around neural cells and can tell how they are releasing or taking up glutamate. These are important indicators in determining the activity and health of those cells. This is also a much less-invasive tool than has previously been available in the course of detecting and treating neurological disorders.

The belief is that if too much or too little glutamate is released and it is not properly cleared, it can put people at a higher risk of developing a neurological disease.

This biosensor tool could lead to better treatment of:

  • Epilepsy;
  • Parkinson’s disease;
  • Memory loss;
  • Damage done as a result of chemotherapy; and
  • Other neurological conditions.

 If you have been diagnosed with a neurological disease, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Contact a disability representative who can help you determine eligibility.

A qualified Social Security disability associate can help you prove if you suffer from a severe mental or physical disability. Get a FREE Social Security disability guide and avoid the common mistakes many claimants make during their application or appeal. If you or your loved is suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, contact the Disability Help Group at 1-(800)-800-3332