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Gene Therapy as a Key Element in the Future of Disease Treatment
Abstract Gene therapy is a relatively new form of treatment; one surrounding much criticism as to how effective it can be, as well as how unethical it can be. There is a large amount of people on either side of this debate, as well as those who are indifferent. This literature review, an understanding, will give insight in...
An Experiment Comparing the Level of Skeletomuscular Activities Produced by Shake Weights and Traditional Free Weights
INTRODUCTION Electromyography, also known as EMG, is a visual representation of muscle activity used throughout healthcare and medical research settings. It can be used to diagnose or detect muscle imbalances or degenerations. The visual image created is a result of voltage changes from action potentials that run along s...
A Discussion on the Effects of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is characterized by a build-up of thick, sticky mucus that can bring about the onset of progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system debilitations. The abnormal mucus can clog airways, which may lead to respiratory conditions and bacterial infections in the lungs, causing chronic...
Polygenic Disorders: Muscular Syndrome
Polygenic Disorders: Muscular Syndrome As with most normal characteristics, many inherited disorders seem to be related to multiple pairs of genes, such that some combinations of defective alleles at several chromosomal sites predispose the victim to illness. Like polygenic traits, these disorders run in families, but...
A Report on Gene Therapy, a Therapy Based on the Replacement of Defected Cells With the Transportation of Normal Genes
Gene therapy is a way to treat genetic diseases by transporting normal genes to replace a patient’s defected cell or to put in place of a missing one. This method of treatment has been around for more than a decade and many people prefer this treatment over other treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation; however, there...
An Examination of the Role of 5' and 3' Arms of MicroRNAs Involved in Peripheral Artery Disease and Their Functional Targets
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are RNA strands that change gene expression by binding to mRNA and activating the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). An miRNA strand is synthesized by cleaving a pre-miRNA hairpin into two arms, a 5’ and a 3’ arm. Previously, it is hypothesized that only the less thermodynamically stable arm is functio...
The Different Characteristics of Down Syndrome and How to Manage Them
Physical Development Physical development of children with Down syndrome can range widely, and is dependent on the individual. Some people have less severe physical deformation while other people with Down syndrome can have many more side effects, some of which can lead to other more serious internal problems. There are...
A Comparative Analysis of Different Types of Prion Disorders
This paper examines the most recent developments in the understanding of fatal insomnia, an incredibly rare prion disorder. The various scientific discoveries and relevant case studies are examined within this paper in order to better grasp where the current understanding of prion disorders lies. As well, recent or relevant...
A Study on Congenial Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Congenial Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) In the United States, every newborn is subjected to a screening to identify any inborn errors of metabolism that could lead to severe health conditions. These errors could be passed on genetically and can affect the newborn’s development in various ways. The screening is normally done...