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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 298409, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/298409
Review Article

Motor Neuron Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Need for More Population-Based Studies

1Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
2Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, School of Biological Science, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
3Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School of Applied Science and Technology, Wa Polytechnic, Wa, Ghana

Received 24 April 2015; Accepted 1 June 2015

Academic Editor: Charlotte J. Sumner

Copyright © 2015 Emmanuel Quansah and Thomas K. Karikari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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