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
A profile of
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....
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
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
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...
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
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
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.
"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...
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
The Fabry Disease
The Fabry Disease is a hereditary disorder, caused by the lack of
alphagalactosidase A. It is an x-linked recessive inheritance. Therefore it is
the females that carry it. The ones who are mostly affected by this disease are
the males. Female carriers, though
by: Michael Sang
Introduction to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.
It is first described by the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915)
in 1905. This disease worsens with advancing age, although there is no
Huntington's disease, or Huntngton's chorea, is a genetic disease that
causes selective neural cell death, which results in chorea, or irregular,
jerking movements of the limbs caused by involuntary muscle contractions, and
dementia. It can cause a lack of concentration and
The Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease is a rare brain disorder that is fatal. Reseachers find about one case of CJD disease per million each year.CJD can effect anyone, this disease effects both males and females of different ethnic groups usually between the ages of 50-75 .This disease cau
Alzheimer's disease is relentlessly destroying the brains and lives of our nation's older adults, robbing them of memory, the ability to reason, and affecting their emotions and behavior. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disorder of the brain. The longer we live the gre
Albinism is a very serious disease that could end up in death. Albinism is a recessive inherited defect in melanin, which is metabolism in which pigment is absent from skin, hair, and eyes. Albinism in hair, skin, and eyes is called oculocutaneous albinism. Humans that have oculocotaneous
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
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
Sickle Cell Disease is a hereditary blood disorder that affects the oxygen-carrying part of blood, the red blood cell. In other words, it is visible by diseased red blood cells that have a sickle shape. Red blood cells have proteins called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin transports oxygen from your lungs to
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