Brian holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has co-authored numerous scientific articles based on his previous research in the field of brain-computer interfaces and functional electrical stimulation. He is also passionate about making scientific advances easily accessible to the public.
As a very rare genetic medical condition affecting the nervous system, aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency can have a wide range of symptoms, including movement disorders, oculogyric crises and, in ... Read more
Nursing and swallowing can be difficult for children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, and raise the possibility of both poor nutrition and choking. Because of feeding problems, these ... Read more
Researchers don’t know the exact prevalence (how common a disease is among a population) of aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. However, they have conducted several studies in an ... Read more
As a parent, finding out that your child has a rare genetic disorder like aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency can be overwhelming. Here are a few frequently asked questions, ... Read more
Having a child with is a rare genetic disorder like aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is life-altering. As with most diseases, early diagnosis and treatment usually lead to better ... Read more
Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is a rare genetic disorder that involves a decrease in several neurotransmitters — chemicals that send messages to and from nerve cells — ... Read more
People with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, whose symptoms usually begin during infancy, sometimes experience seizures. Seizure monitors can help alert family members and caregivers that a seizure is ... Read more