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  • Babies With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome: An Informative Essay Down Syndrome is the name for babies born with a disorder related to their chromosomes. It is caused when meiosis occurs and an error occurs in the cells development. The reason for this defect is often because the parent is over 40 or for some other reason their meiosis is not 'Up to par. ' The actual defect is an extra chromosome is developed during cell development. The abnormal development results in 47 chromosomes rather than the usual 46 (23 from each pa...
  • Child With Possible Shaken Baby Syndrome
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    April 30, 2005 Micro. Comp. Shaken Baby Syndrome Imagine yourself as a sweet, innocent, precious little baby. You are totally dependant upon adults to give you what you need and most importantly love. Your only means of communication is crying so you cry when you need to be fed, when you need your diaper changed, when you aren't feeling so well, or when you just want some attention. You are crying and someone comes over to you. They pick you up, but instead of holding you and comforting you, tal...
  • Genetic Testing And Down Syndrome
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    Down's Syndrome Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down's syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down's strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder originates with the egg, not the sperm, and the only known risk factor is advanced maternal age-at age 35, a woman has 1 chance in 117 of having a baby with Do...
  • Downs Syndrome Patients Age
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    Introduction In the United States about one in every 1000 live births is a child with Downs Syndrome. Downs Syndrome affects all races and genders. It is caused by extra genetic material on the twenty-first chromosome. There are three different types of Downs Syndrome known to man today. The first case of reported was in the late 1950's, but the condition was identified in the late 1960's. In most cases it is simple to identify an individual with Downs Syndrome. In most cases the facial features...
  • Abortions Of Down Syndrome Children
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    Choosing whether or not to keep an unborn fetus, after genetic testing shows the child has Down syndrome, is a difficult decision for most women. Genetic testing is a sophisticated diagnostic test used today to determine the health of a fetus. While they are most often prescribed for mothers-to-be over the age of 35, who run the highest risk of having children with birth defects, younger women frequently request them simply to set their minds at ease. When problems are found women are faced with...
  • Children With Down Syndrome
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    DOWN SYNDROME Down syndrome, also known as mongolism, is where a person is born with an extra chromosome on the 21st pair, which equals 47 chromosomes. The average person only has 46 chromosomes with 23 pairs. These extra chromosomes trigger a tremendous chain reaction. The extra chromosome, like all other chromosomes, contains genes. These genes produce enzymes, which make metabolites that have nowhere to go, this is where we get the problem. Extra metabolites containing calcium clog up the tis...
  • Stage For A Down Syndrome Baby
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    Down syndrome is a genetic disease caused by three major factors, genetics, chromosome formation and cell division. Through scientific research, scientists have made vast discoveries on how to "treat" people with the disease and how to help families cope with a child with Down syndrome. Through our research we hope to make more people aware of Down syndrome, how it is caused, how they can help and what is being done to treat people with the disease, so that one day it may be "curable". Down's sy...

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