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  • Victim Of Huntington's Disease The Gene
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea is a genetic disorder that usually shows up in someone in their thirties and forties, destroys the mind and body and leads to insanity and death within ten to twenty years. The disease works by degenerating the ganglia (a pair of nerve clusters deep in the brain that controls movement, thought, perception, and memory) and cortex by using energy incorrectly. The brain will starve the neurons (brain cells), and sometimes ...
  • Genetic Disorders Disease From The Recessive Gene
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    Genetic disorders are a topic in biology that can not be avoided. The fact is that genetic disorders can happen in humans, plants or animal. No one and nothing is safe from a genetic disorder. A genetic disorder can appear in the first years off life, or can appear much later in life when least expected. A basic principal of biology states that the behavior of chromosomes during the meiosis process can account for genetic inheritance patterns. There are many reasons for genetic disorders. To sta...
  • Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis
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    Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which areas of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are stripped of their myelin, which is the fat covering that insulates the nerve fibers. This makes it harder for the transmission of messages between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects about one million people worldwide but is more common in women. The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are varied in range, severity, and duration. The most co...
  • Eating Disorders In Todays Society
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    Eating Disorders Nicole awakes in her cold, dark room and already wishes it was time to go back to bed. She dreads the thought of going through this day, which will be like so many others in her recent past. She asks herself the question every morning: Will I be able to make it through the day without being totally obsessed by thoughts of food, or will I blow it again and spend the day bingeing She tells herself that today she will begin a new life, today she will start to live like a normal hum...
  • First Prenatal Diagnosis Of A Biochemical Disorder
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    Prenatal Diagnosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects There are over 250 recognized sex-linked diseases, affecting every organ system. Of these, 95% affect males, (Emery, 1968). Despite these many sex-linked diseases, at present prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery, 1968). These sex-linked diseases are individual rare and some are named after physicians who described them, for example, Hemophilia and B, Duchenne...
  • Serious Eating Disorder
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    PICA This report is on the disease called Pica, it is a eating disorder, it can at any time to anyone, this is a serious disease. It causes the woman to have cravings for such things as play doe or sand. Pica is a serious eating disorder that can case you to need surgery. It can also case you to need dental work, phosphors intoxication ceased by the match heads, or poising from the led or mercury. Some of the cravings that you get from this disorder are clay, dirt, cornstarch, laundry starch, ba...
  • Adolescents With Eating Disorders
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    Eating Disorders One of the most prevalent disorders amongst the youth of this era is eating disorders. While some overlook it and don't think it is a problem eating disorders should be given serious consideration. This is because the psychological ramification of eating disorders tends to have lasting effects over the course of the adolescents' life. An eating disorder is any of various psychological disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, which involves insufficient or excessive food intake. T...
  • Hutchison Gilford And Werner Syndrome
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    Genetics determine the traits an individual will inherit from their parents. In society today, the role of genetics is crucial; they decide ones physical appearance as well as their personality. However, if there is a mutation located in one of the genes that a child receives it is very likely a deformity will be present. A rare yet fatal defect from a gene mutation such as this is Progeria. This disorder is an unfortunate one that may occur in two forms, either Hutchison-Gilford Progeria or Wer...
  • People With Ocd
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    The Boy who couldn't stop Washing written by DR. Judith Rapoport, published by Penguin books in 1989, containing 292 pages, deals with obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Rapoport is a psychiatrist who specializes in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In this, book she reveals new drug treatments, new methods in diagnosis and behaviorist therapies. This is done through the study of her patients and their disorders. Rapoport has revealed this secret disease and hopes to bring and understanding a...
  • Rare Milk Sugar Disorder Galactosemia
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    Galactosemia: A Rare Milk Sugar Disorder Galactosemia is a rare congenital disorder which affects the body's inability to convert galactose into glucose. Galactose is a type of sugar, which is a breakdown product of lactose. Lactose is found in milk and milk products, including breast milk. Given that the galactose can not be broken down, it builds up in the body and acts as a poison that can cause serious damage to it's carrier ("galactose mia"). "As milk is important to a baby's diet, early di...
  • Description Myasthenia Gravis
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    Myasthenia Gravis History Myasthenia gravis is believed to have been discovered as early as 1672 when Thomas Willis, wrote in his book De Anima Brutorum, that "a woman who temporarily lost her power of speech and became 'mute as a fish. '". (Abboud, 1996). Another early description of this disease is documented in colonial correspondence with England. "The excessive fatigues he encountered wrecked his constitution; his flesh became macerated; his sinews lost their tone a warrior chief. He had an...
  • Biotinidase And The Biotin
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    Biotinidase Biotinidase Deficiency Biotinidase Deficiency Biotinidase deficiency is an inherited metabolic disorder which prevents the body from processing biotin in a normal manner. It was not discovered until 1983 (Thibodeau, Wolf, 1999), # therefore no long term research on the disease has been done. Children with the disease are given large doses of free biotin which alleviates present symptoms of the disease and prevents new symptoms from developing. So far no long term side effects of the ...

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