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The Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Possible Treatments for Tay-Sachs Disease, a Rare Autosomal Recessive Genetic Disorder
Abstract This paper will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and possible
treatments for both infantile and adult Tay-Sachs disease. It also
discusses mutations in the HEXA gene that cause Tay-sachs and how it
impacts the production of the beta-hexaosaminidase A enzyme an why that
leads to a buildup of GM2 Ganglio...
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A Study on the Medical Condition Hemophilia, Its Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Known Treatments
What is hemophilia? Hemophilia is a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor.  About 1 in every 10,000 males is affected by hemophilia A, a...
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The Causes, Signs and Symptoms, and Treatments of Neurofibromatosis, a Genetic Disorder
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that ceases cell growth in
the nervous system and it can cause tumors to grow on the nervous tissue.
These tumors can occur anywhere in the nervous system, this includes the
brain, nerves, the spinal cord, skin, and many more of the body's systems.
These tumors tend to be benign or in...
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A Study on Birth Defects, Problems in Child Development
Child Development: Birth Defects No one is immune to birth defects, yet not everyone is equally
susceptible to get them.
Birth defects are not merely a medical problem. They have profound effects
on the social and psychological wellbeing of their family and friends. In
the normal course of fetal development, cells m...
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Examining Independent Assortment With Drosophilia Melanogaster
Examining Independent Assortment with Drosophila Melanogaster Abstract: Three different mutant gene pools of Drosophila Melanogaster, better known as fruit flies, were bred with wild type males of the same species to examine the assortment of genotypes in the offspring. This was done by examining eye color, where the thre...
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Genetic Mapping and Inversion Analysis for Drosophilia Melanogaster
Genetic Mapping and Inversion Analysis for Drosophila Melanogaster Abstract: The genes responsible for three phenotypes in the species Drosophila Melanogaster were mapped through the method of reciprocal crossing single mutant and triple mutant gene pools. A group with a genetic inversion was also crossed with the tripl...
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The Characteristics of the Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome and Its Effects on Women
“What is going on? What, I can’t have kids? What, I’m only 16” mentioned Jaclyn Schultz, a pageant queen with a condition known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, in an interview for Cosmopolitan magazine(Rees). MRKH syndrome is a rare condition, but not uncommon now a day. There are many women affected by M...
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A Comparison of Synthetic and Herbal Remedies in Medicine
Modern medicine has changed quite a bit. I don’t just mean in our understanding or our technique, but the medicine itself has changed a lot. With that comes the typical uncertainty and questions about what the “best method” is. I’m comparing synthetic, man-made drugs to herbal remedies. Hopefully, this will help inform you...
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A Report on the Physical and Psychological Effects on a Child Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
I want you to make a fist with your hand. That fist is roughly the size of your heart. It’s not very big, considering everything the heart is responsible for. So what would happen if something were to go wrong? In this report I will be looking at the physical and psychological effects on a child who is born with Hypoplastic...
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A Study on Drosophila and Their Patterns of Inheritance
Abstract. Thomas Hunt Morgan was the first scientist to use Drosophila, a species of fly to trace their patterns of inheritance. He did this to experiment to expand the understanding of genetics. It was known at that time that genes are located on chromosomes; through this experiment he proved that certain traits of the d...
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The Importance of the Evaluation of a Family's History of Disease to Provide Interventions to Better the Family's Wellbeing
Introduction In a normal day, it may never occur to us what great agony people
undergo only masking it with beautiful smiles and laughter. Financial
constraints and emotional disturbances are among the commonly experienced
problems but none compares with illness. Health cannot be compromised and
without it none can en...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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