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Fragile X Syndrome Essay Examples

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A Report on the Fragile X Syndrome
Introduction Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. Males with fragile X syndrome usually have mental retardation and often exhibit characteristic physical features and behavior [Hagerman and Silverman, 1991; Warren and...
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The Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management of Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring
birth defects in the world. It is a chromosomal abnormality
which results in 47 chromosomes, instead of 46, with an extra
chromosome being 21. Because the majority of Down syndrome
cases affect the twenty-first chromosome, it is commonly called
"trisomy 21."
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The Description of the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Down's Syndrome
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down's syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down's strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder...
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An Overview of the Causes,Symptoms and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Sydrome
Outline I. DefinitionII. IntroductionIII. Causes1. Genetic Predisposition2. Injuries and Trauma3. Health and Lifestyle4. Repetitive MotionIV. Treatment 1. Splint 2. Cortisone Cream 3. SurgeryV. Preventive Measures1. Exercises2. ChiropractorVI. Conclusion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition characterized by pain and bu...
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An Analysis of the Impact of Fragile X Syndrome in Developmental Disabilities
Definition Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is now the most common known inherited cause of developmental disabilities, but was not discovered until the late 1970s. By 1980 it was found that people showing certain mental and physical characteristics had a chromosomal abnormality caused by a partial break on an X chromosome, called...
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An Analysis of the Inherited Genetic Condition Fragile X Syndrome
         Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic condition associated with mental retardation. It is caused by a mutation of the "X" chromosome. Fathers cannot pass the disease onto their sons, because females always give an "x" chromosome where a man gives either an "x" or a "y."...
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Scientists Believed Mental Illness May Come From Emotional Weaknesses
There is a wide range of problems considered “psychological disorders”. Each is very different, and very complex in it’s own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are qui...
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Symptoms and Treatment of the Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is one of over 7000 known inherited diseases. It is an autosomal dominant disease that affects about 10% of the population.1 The history of VHL reaches back to 1864 when scattered reports of knots of blood vessels known as hemangioblastomas on the retina surfaced and were written up by opthamolagi...
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A Comparison Between Turner Syndrome and Cat-cry Syndrome
Alterations in human chromosomes or the deletion of an important gene product are often due to a mutation, which can spring an abundant strand of genetic mutations and improper coding. Mutations can spring from deletion, duplication or inversion of a chromosome. This improper deletion is the factor that leads to complicati...
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The Prevalence, Causes and Impact of the Down Syndrome in the United States
"Each year, three thousand to five thousand people are diagnosed with Down
Syndrome in the United States. It is found in approximately one out of one thousand all
live births." (Nadel,37). Down Syndrome occurs when there is an abnormality in
chromosome 21. Most people with Down Syndrome (approximately ninety-five...
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A Look at the Rare Disease, Ehlers-Danslos Syndrome (EDS)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos sydrome (EDS) is a rare inherited group of connective tissue disorders characterized by defects of the major structural protein in the body (collagen). Collagen is a tough fibrous protein that plays an essential role in binding, holding together, strengthening, and providing elasticity t...
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An Overview of the Disability in Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome.An Overview of the Disability:Cri du chat syndrome, also called deletion 5p syndrome, 5p minus or Le Jeune's syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of chromosome 5. It was first described by JГ©rГґme Lejeune in 1963. The condition affects an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 liv...
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A Study of Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) IBS is a chronic digestive system disorder which affects 10 20 per cent of the UK’s population. In this article: What is IBS? Diagnosis How Chemist Online can help Symptoms Effect on your life Advice & Support Causes Treatments What is IBS? IBS is one of the mos...
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Characteristics, History and Affects of the XYY Syndrome
XYY Syndrome XYY Syndrome, or the criminal syndrome, is a controversial and often confused chromosomal abnormality. In the following paper I will try to address several questions that people may have concerning or relating to XYY syndrome. What is XYY syndrome? Where and how often does XYY syndrome occur? What is the hist...
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The Diagnosis and Management of Turner Syndrome
Kalene Szymczak January 22, 2000 Adv. Biology Turner Syndrome Turner's Syndrome- (Webster's definition) A chromosomal disorder resulting in a syndrome characterized by specific dysmorphic features (short stature) and organ malformations (gonadal dysgenesis) Turner's Syndrome- (Anastasia and Rosebud's def.) "It's s...
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An In-Depth Look at the Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The carpal tunnel is a passageway that runs from the forearm through the wrist. Bones form three walls of the tunnel and a strong, broad ligament bridges over them. The median nerve, which supplies feeling to the thumb, index (4th digit), and ring fingers (3rd digit), and the nine tendons that flex the fingers, passes throu...
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Living with the Down Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms
Down Syndrome Down syndrome is one of the most common and easily recognized genetic disorders. It is caused by abnormal cell division that involves the 21st chromosome pair of the 23 pairs of chromosome found in all normal human cells. There are three types of these abnormalities, which are non-disjunction, translocation,...
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A Review of Cardinal Choices by Gregg Herken and A Fragile Power: Scientists and the State by Chandra Mukerji
The development of the atomic bomb is widely considered the single
greatest scientific achievement this century. However, it is a common
misconception that the world's top physicists were able to develop this
awesome force overnight in conjunction with the war effort. There
existed a long lag between the time inspiration ca...
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An Analysis of the Parents as Fragile Things
Parents are fragile things. There is a very fine line between approval and
disapproval with most parents. No teenager I know ever seems to do anything
right by their mum or dad. My mother always nags me to do things like clean my
teeth, tidy my room, do my homework blah blah.
It's probably the same with many other teenagers...
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An Analysis of Irwin Kellner's Article "What's up with the Housing Market"
In the article ‘What’s up with the Housing Market’ by Irwin Kellner, the housing market prices are presently on the rise (Kellner, 2012). As a result, other sectors in the economy are also increasing showing hope in the fragile economy. However, in the article, Kellner is also explaining that the housing market is not over...
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A Description of How Fragile Your Reputation in Society
The Night I Became a Convict (Well it sure seemed like it) Introduction: Police Sirens glaring – lights flashing – nervous and full of fright Thesis Statement: If all seems almost perfect and going so well, that is when carefulness and planning becomes most critical and imperative (Transition...
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A Research on the Character of Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth: Unsexed and Uncovered Lady Macbeth progresses throughout the play from a seemingly savage and heartless creature to a very delicate and fragile woman. In the beginning of the play, she is very ambitious and hungry for power. She pushes Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to fulfill the witches prophecy. In Act I,...
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A Discussion of the Frailty of Human Memory
The intention of this essay is to discuss the assertion that the human memory is fragile, in light of psychological research concerning encoding, storage and retrieval. This is a subject area with a vast quantity of information to draw from and to include all this in the essay would make it far too long. Therefore, for each...
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An Introduction to the History of Australian Immigration and Its Effects
Australian Immigration and Its Effects Australia is an island continent which is geographically isolated from the rest of the world. This has resulted in the evolution of many unique plants and animals and the development of a very fragile ecosystem. This ecosystem has been influenced by human immigration for many thou...
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The Disruption on the Fragile Balance of the Earth's Ecosystem
Life Outside Our Biosphere The fragile balance of the Earth's ecosystem is constantly being disrupted. Overpopulation is placing heavy strain on the world's resources. We are burning all our fossil fuels to create the energy we need, and clearing our rainforests to make enough farmland to feed everyone. The ozone layer...
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