• Huntingtons Disease Nontraditional Inheritance
    DNA, the chemical that makes up our genes, contains a "code" of three letter words known as "codons" or "trinucleotide repeats." Many genes normally contain a trinucleotide repeat, which is present several times. When the number of repeats increases to a larger than normal number of copies, the DNA...
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  • Huntingtons disease profile
    A profile of HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE Huntington's disease is an inherited degenerative neurological disease that leads to dementia. It is a disorder of the basal ganglia causing progressive motor incoordination, abnormal involuntary movements (chorea), and intellectual decline....
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  • Huntingtons Disease
    Huntington's Disease Melissa Ward 12/8/2009 Huntington's Chorea is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes certain nerve cells in your brain to waste away. As a result a person with Huntington's disease may experience uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterio...
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  • Huntingtons Disease
    Huntington’s disease affects the body’s ability to think, talk and move. On average, the disease develops from 30-50 years old, however, can develop earlier or later. Specific affects, or symptoms, of Huntington’s Disease include: Poor memory, depression and/or mood swings, lack of...
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  • Huntingtons Disease
    In one to three percent of Huntingtons Disease patients, have no family history of HD (HuntingtonsDisease1). Huntington’s disease is a very inconvenient and frustrating disease, scientists are trying to create treatments and a cure for Huntington’s disease. The one problem with finding a cure is...
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  • Von Willebrand's Disease in Dogs
    Abstract Von Willebrand's Disease is a genetic coagulation disorder that specifically affects the production of the von Willebrand Factor protein. This protein is a vital component for primary Hemostasis and the Coagulation process. Without von Willebrand Factor, or abnormal levels of it, produ...
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  • Huntington's Disease
    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...
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  • Huntington's Disease
    "It may be the cruelest diagnosis. It is incurable, and slow, and strips everything good from the body it lives in: happiness, reason, memory, balance and mobility. Children watch their parents wither away, knowing all the while they may test for the very same fate” -The Seattle Times...
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  • Batten's Disease
    Batten's Disease People cease to exist each and every day. With every passing minute, over one hundred people breathe their last and depart from this world. Death comes by many means: deprivation of food, war, epidemic, disease, and old age. Diseases are accountable for death in many people....
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  • Huntintongs disease
    Written assignment No. 1 Adais Beckford , aab14 , Monday February 24 of 2014 The Huntington’s disease The issues involving Huntingtons disease has been a popular topic amongst scholars for many years. It has recently come to my attention that not enough people understand how Huntingtons...
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  • Huntington's Disease
    Abstract This paper sheds light on one of the most important diseases which is Huntington’s disease (HD). It’s widely spread around the world but it’s not commonly known among people. Since science developed and genetics became known, scientists discovered that HD is inherited from...
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  • Research Paper on Huntington's Disease
    Huntington’s disease is a hereditary brain disorder that is progressive in neurodegeneration; which means, there is a loss of function and structures of one’s neurons. In the long run it results in the loss of both mental and physical control. The disease affects muscle coordination, cognition a...
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  • Alzheimer's Disease Summary 10
    Alzheimer's Disease The last time you visited your elderly mother, she seemed confused and disoriented. She kept asking the same question over and over again and couldn't remember that you'd already given her an answer a dozen times. She laughed uproariously over something you said that wasn't...
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  • Alzheimer's Disease Summary 11
    Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia, "a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities (Shenk 14)". Alzheimer's is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, make judg...
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  • Alzheimer's Disease Summary 7
    Alzheimer's Disease In 1906, a German Physician by the name of Dr. Alois Alzheimer's first noticed signs of a mental disorder which has come to be known as Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is a progressive brain disorder that involves the parts of the brain that control thoughts, memories, and languag...
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  • Sickle Cell Disease
    One inherited form of anemia is known as Sickle Cell Anemia. It is a condition in which there are not enough healthy RBC’s to carry oxygen rich blood through out the body. Due to the irregular shape of the blood cells they die off prematurely leaving the body with a chronic shortage of RBC’s....
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  • Als Disease
    What is ALS? ALS is known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This disease is also known as Lou Gehrigs disease. “Fans, for the last two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” (Lou Gehrig). Lou Gehrig was bor...
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  • Paget's Disease
    PAGET’S DISEASE Paget’s disease or osteitis deformans (now corrected as osteodystrophia deformans) is normally a benign chronic disorder of the bone that results in various complications like bone deformities, pathological fractures and osteoarthritis (Ralston 2008). It is estimated to occur in...
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  • Caffey's Disease
    INFANTILE CORTICAL HYPEROSTOSIS Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis, also known as Caffey disease, is a disease in which there is a problem in a particular gene that codes for COL1A1, due to mutation. This disease was discovered about 63 years ago. In time, the disease was eventually come to be know...
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  • Porphyria: the Vampire Disease
    Rachael McAlister A&P II Extra Credit Paper J. Kamykowski 29 – November - 2011 Porphyria: The Vampire Disease Porphyrias are a hereditary group of disorders in which heme is not properly made. There are many different forms of this disorder, with porphyria cutanea tarda being the most commo...
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