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  • Cause Of The Sickle Cell Disease
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    The genetic disorder I was told to research was the Sickle Cell Disease. I will explain what mutation causes this disease, the characteristics of it, and what has developed in the area of gene therapy because of it. The Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease. The gene for -S (which causes the disease) is the most common inherited blood condition in America; although most people only inherit one copy of the gene for HbS, while the other gene, -A, is normal, and can override HbS, blocking the...
  • Normal Red Blood Cells
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    What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease of red blood cells. Normally red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin A, which carries oxygen to all the organs in the body. With sickle cell anemia, however, the body makes a different kind of protein, called hemoglobin S. The problem is that when a red blood cell with hemoglobin S releases oxygen, the cell changes from the usual doughnut shape to a sickle or S shape, and becomes stiff rather than soft and flexibl...
  • Biological Cell Membrane
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    In the early stages of the twentieth century, little was known about cell membranes. Until the early 1950's, the biological cell membrane was rarely mentioned in scientific literature. It was recognised that something was probably there, but hardly anything about it was known. Considering the lack of technical equipment available a century ago, scientists such as Charles Overton and Edwin Gorter were not only exploring new territory in looking at the properties of cell membranes, but laying the ...
  • Normal Red Blood Cells
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    Discovering Sicke Cell Anemia The topic that I am learning about is Sickle Cell Anemia, a hereditary disease which affects red blood cells. Throughout this research paper, I will discuss what exactly it is, how it is caused, any known treatments or cures, and many other facts that are important in this disease. Sickle Cell Anemia is a health problem throughout the world. More than 250,000 babies are born worldwide with this inherited blood cell disorder (web child / sickle /sca 01. htm). The dis...
  • Red Blood Cells
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    A red blood cell can start in the big left toe of a person and travel all around the body, ending up in the same place it started. During the entire transportation process, the Red Blood Cells transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues and carbon dioxode from the body tissues to the lungs. Red blood cells can be found in every part of the body because they are so widely spread out. Starting at the big left toe of a person, a deoxygenated red blood cell moves through many blood vessels s...
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
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    Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disorder of the blood. This disease is very harmful causing infections, damage to organs, pain in the back, chest, and abdomen. The symptoms of this disease come at an early around six months of age, they are serious infections, pain and swelling in the hands and feet, and the heart gets larger. A defective gene that produces a weird form of hemoglobin causes Sickle Cell Anemia. Hemoglobin is a component of the red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen f...
  • Red Blood Cells
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    Page 1 of 6 Life Cycle of Malaria Page 2 of 6 Malaria is an ancient disease transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito that predates recorded history. Historically it was common in the swampy areas around Rome, and was believed that the tainted air in those locations made people very sick, the disease was therefore named malaria for the Latin root words bad air. Malaria is caused by small parasitic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium which infects both humans and mosquitoes in a cyclical process. It is ...
  • Complication Of Sickle Cell Anemia
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    ... Sickle Cell Anemia Jenkins 1 Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary disease that changes the smallest and most important components of the body. A gene causes the bone marrow in the body to make sick led shapes, when this happens; it causes the red blood cell to die faster. This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that shorten their lives. The most common and serious...
  • Sickle Cell Patients Experience Similar Joint Pain
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    Sickle-Cell Anemia Sickle-Cell Anemia is an inherited disease of red blood cells which can cause attacks of pain, damage to vital organs and can lead to early death. It was first noted in 1910 by physician, James B. Herrick, when identifying a patient from the West Indies with having an anemia featuring abnormal red blood cells that were sickle shaped. (Knight, 293). Since then, there have been many developments in the cause and treatment of the disease and the prognosis for patients living with...
  • Individual Inherits A Sickle Cell Gene
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    How is the disease inherited Sickle-cell anaemia happens when an individual inherits a sickle-cell gene from each parent. The sickle-cell trait is someone who carries one sickle haemoglobin producing gene, inherited from their parents and one normal hemoglobin gene. The gene is found to be recessive and autosomal as the gene can be found in both parents. Haemoglobin helps blood carry needed nutrients to cells and moves their waste products to the excretory organs. Haemoglobin also carries oxygen...
  • Sickle Cell Disease
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    Sickle Cell Sickle cell is the most common inherited blood disease, which causes waves of pain, damage to vital organs, and some die in childhood or early adulthood. The disease is most commonly found in blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent. Around one out of every 400 blacks inherits the sickle cell disease. Sickle cell occurs when two sickle cell genes or a combination of one sickle cell gene plus any one of several other hemoglobin genes. This report will go in depth with many major issu...
  • One Red Blood Cell At A Time
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    Circulatory System simple definition for the circulatory system would be that it is the main transportation and cooling system for the body. Red Blood Cells have an important job in this system in that they carry all sorts of packages that are needed by all the cells in the body. Red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells, which is needed in order for cells to survive. Besides red blood cells there are also White Blood Cells moving in the circulatory system. White Blood Cells can be...
  • Type Of Anemia
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    What is Anemia Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. The word anemia comes from two Greek roots, together meaning without blood. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, anemia referred to the pallor of the skin and mucous membranes. After medical science advanced, blood cell counts could be done. Anemia became the disease we know today. Symptoms of Anemia Mild anemia may have no outer symptoms. Weakness, fatigue, and pallor are very common symptom. Symptoms of...
  • Average Number Of Red Blood Cells
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    The circulatory system, which functions in the rapid internal transport of substances to and from cells. Your body's differentiated cells, which perform specialized tasks, cannot fend for themselves. Different types must interact in coordinated ways to maintain the composition, volume, and temperature of a tissue fluid surrounding them, the interstitial fluid. A circulating connective tissue-blood-interacts with tissue fluid, making continual deliveries and pickups that help keep conditions tole...
  • Blood Plasma Drew
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    Dr. Charles Richard Drew Dr. Charles Richard Drew was a pioneer as a medical physician who made a drastic contribution to the medical surgery practice called the blood transfusion. Even though he was the inventor of the procedure, he did not benefit from it financially and, ironically, died from not getting the very thing he invented. Charles Drew was born in 1904, in Washington, D.C. He was the eldest of five children, Elsie, Joseph, Nora, and Eva. Elsie was born when Charles was two, Joseph wa...
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Disease
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    "Sickle-cell anemia" Sickle-cell anemia is an inherited disease, in which the red blood cells become crescent shaped. As a result it functions abnormally, and causes small blood clots. Sickle-cell anemia is caused by a genetic, or defective gene that produces an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin distorts red blood cells after they release oxygen in the tissue. Someone who inherits hemoglobin from one parent, and normal hemoglobin from the other parent will receive the trait if the hemoglob...
  • People With Sickle Cell Disease
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    BY BETTY J ALLEN OUTLINE Thesis statement: Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease that affects the red blood cells. This disease can be treated so a person can live a long health life. 1. Sickle Cell Disease a. What is sickle cell disease? b. Whom does this disease affect? c. What race and geographic region do they belong to? d. c. Causes of sickle cell disease. e. Signs and symptoms and how it affects the body. 2. What problems are caused by sickle cell disease? 3. How can this disease be ...
  • Blood Types O And Ab
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    Blood is a fluid substance that circulates in the arteries and veins of the body. Blood is bright red or scarlet when it has been oxygenated in the lungs and passes into the arteries; it becomes bluish red when it has given up its oxygen to nourish the tissues of the body and is returning to the lungs through the veins and the tiny vessels called capillaries. In the lungs, the blood gives up the carbon dioxide wastes it has taken from the tissues, receives a new supply of oxygen, and begins a ne...
  • Red Blood Cell
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    Blood is composed of cells and fluid, contain many inorganic and organic molecules. Functions of blood could be falls into three categories: transport, defense and regulation, they all have different function. Blood transport oxygen and nutrients and removes waste from the body. It also transports hormones, which control the body's organ. Blood defense pathogens such as bacteria and viruses and it clots, which prevents the loss of blood. In regulatory functions, blood helps maintain body tempera...
  • Its Red Blood Cells
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    The average adult body contains about 10 to 12 pints of blood. Your body continuously replaces its red blood cells, making new ones with iron salvaged from old ones that have died. Blood transports nutrients and defensive antibodies, cells, and clotting factors. Red blood cells deliver or release oxygen. The three main components of blood are plasma, white and red blood cells. Plasma is a fluid that makes up about 55% of the blood. It is made up of approximately 90% water and the other 10% conta...

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