Shelly Rae Rich,  —

Shelly Rae Rich is a freelance writer specializing in health and medical research. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry and worked as a laboratory technician at Washington University Medical School studying immunological characteristics of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Articles by Shelly Rae Rich

Researchers Use Test to Differentiate Between Spinocerebellar and Friedreich’s Ataxia

Patients with different muscular-coordination conditions, or ataxia, exhibit different eye reflexes after head impulses, a finding that could help doctors determine the severity of a patient’s disease. The video head impulse tests (vHIT) that researchers used showed differences in eye movements between patients with spinocerebellar ataxias and patients with Friedreich’s…