Essays Tagged: "Genetic disorder"

Attention Deficit Disorder

t often goes undiagnosed.While there is no clear-cut definition of A. D. D., it's known that it's a genetic disorder that affects males more often than females, in a 3:1 ratio, and is marked by a clas ... stated that the behavior problems weren't a product of injury at birth, but instead were inherited genetically. Finally, in 1980, the syndrome was named A. D. D., due in large part to Virginia Dougla ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

it's about the genetic disorder Osteogenesis imperfecta.

Osteogenesis imperfectaOsteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. T ... just a few or as many as several hundred fractures in a lifetime (OI foundation).OI is caused by a genetic defect that affects the body's production of collagen. It is a defect in either of the two g ... It is often, though not always, possible to diagnose OI based solely on clinical features. Clinical geneticists can also perform biochemical, collagen, or molecular, DNA tests that can help confirm a ...

(6 pages) 76 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Prader-Willi Syndrome

An in-depth report on prader-willi syndrome -Prader-Willi Syndrome is a serious genetic disorder that beginsat birth with no known cure ; causing mental retardation,short stature,l ... is found in people of all races and all nations.It is one of the ten most common conditions seen in genetics clinics.Young people with PWS resemble each other very much.Most of the time, they look lik ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Huntington's Disease

a good proofread -HUNTINGTON'S DISEASEHuntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea is a geneticdisorder that usually shows up in someone in their thirties and forties,destroys the mind and ... ed mutation that produces extra copies ofa gene sequence (IT15) on the short arm of chromosome 4. A genetic base thatexists in triplicate, CAG for short, is effected by Huntington's disease. Innormal ...

(4 pages) 88 1 2.6 Jul/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


About the genetic disorder, Albinism. Very well written Excellent job!AlbinismThe word 'albinism' refers to a ... ng the extent of visualdisability of a child.'Ty-Neg' (also called Type 1A) albinism results from a genetic defect in anenzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase helps the body to change the amino acid tyr ... yme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase helps the body to change the amino acid tyrosine intopigment. The genetic defect that causes albinism in other types of albinism is unknown,but it is speculated that ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

I chose this genetic disorder to study because when I read that Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is diagnosed in young ... t. This sounded like an interesting subject and this project gave me chance to learn more about the genetic disorder. The scientific name of this genetic disease is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, otherw ... re rare exceptions when female carriers can experience mild symptoms. DMD is the most common lethal genetic disease in young children of all ethic backgrounds and ancestries. Children first start show ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Full description of Best Disease- about one page long bibliography included

Best DiseaseBest disease is a genetic disorder involving the eyes, also known as Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy type 2 (shortened a ... involving the eyes, also known as Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy type 2 (shortened as VMD2). It is a genetic disease in a heredity form of progressive macular dystrophy and macular degeneration, first ... 20/30 and 20/50, or near perfect vision, until so when the adolescences are blind. The name of this genetic disease was produced because it was first discovered in a family with the last name Best.Bes ...

(2 pages) 93 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Sickle Cell Anemia

zed primarily by chronic anemia and periodic episodes of pain. The cause of sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder in which the hemoglobin is defective. When the hemoglobin molecules gives up their ... ood is constantly deficient in red blood cells, a condition known as anemia.Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder that resulted from a mutation which occurred thousands of years ago in Africa, the ...

(5 pages) 108 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-threatening, genetic disorder. Although being a fatal inherited disease, it is not like any other common disorder ...

(1 pages) 60 0 2.7 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Turner's Syndrome.

stature) and organ malformations. All humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes which contain all of our genetic information. Men are different from women because they have on pair of chromosomes consistin ... omosomes can survive, but the resulting child is a girl with Turner Syndrome.Turner's syndrome is a genetic disorder of females characterized by the complete or partial absence of one of the two X chr ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitiv ... blems that we now know as PWS. It is only in the last 20 years that researchers have discovered the genetic changes that are responsible for the syndrome.PWS is attributed to a spontaneous genetic err ... gh considered a "rare" disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome is one of the most common conditions seen in genetic clinics, and is the most common genetic cause of obesity that has been identified.The occurr ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Alkaptonuria, a genetic disease described in depth with data support

Alkaptonuria is an autosomal recessive trait that affects many parts of a victim's body. The genetic disorder has been mapped to chromosome 3, which is where the abnormality occurs. As an autos ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Noonan Syndrome. About a genetic disorder, symptoms, causes,impact,bibliography

Noonan SyndromeFormerly know in the medical world as Turner-like Syndrome, Noonan Syndrome is agenetic disorder that causes abnormal development of multiple parts of the body. It is equallypresen ... that some people with NSget edema in the legs with the advent of puberty. In other words, it was a genetictime bomb waiting to go off and so it did. Of all the things that go along with NS,this is th ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This is an Essay about the history, hardships, and chemical properties of turner's syndrome

Turner SyndromeTurner Syndrome is an interesting genetic disorder that solitarily affects women. While my time spent on researching this topic provid ...

(2 pages) 44 1 2.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Down's syndrome - cause, description, and management

e Down's syndrome, how it could be described and of course cause of that illness.Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. People with Down syndrome are humans who have recognizable physical features and l ... ue to abnormal development of the fetus. Scientists are still learning about what causes this extra genetic material and exactly how it causes the problems of Down syndrome. "The estimated incidence o ...

(5 pages) 105 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Gene Alteration

this fact unless we, or one of our close relatives, are amongst the many millions who suffer from a genetic disease. About one in ten people has, or will develop at some later stage, an inherited gene ... human race is prone, and hopefully develop new therapies to treat and predict diseases.Diseases of Genetic OriginMost of us do not suffer any harmful effects from our defective genes because we carry ...

(12 pages) 67 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diseases of the systems

Genetic Disorder: Huntington's Disease (HD)Huntington's Disease is a disease affecting the nervous s ...

(2 pages) 49 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Genetic Testing and Genetic Screening

Genetic testing and genetic screening is getting more advanced as new technology arrives. This techn ... nown. In this essay there will be discusses on, how genes work, the advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing, example of genetic disorder and how ethical and morally right is it.Genetics is the ... ow ethical and morally right is it.Genetics is the study of inheritance. To understand the basic of genetic testing and genetic screening we will take a look at human characteristics that are passed d ...

(9 pages) 155 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Autism Today

ain is responsible for language and information from the senses. Research suggests that autism is a genetic disorder. Autism is found four times more often in boys, and knows no racial, ethnic, or soc ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Adrenoleukodystrophy and Encephalitis Write a 3 page paper on the two diseases featured in the movies in Lorenzo's Oil and The Awakenings. Works Cited included.

he Awakenings, which talks about encephalities lethargica.Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an X-linked genetic disorder. This means that only girls have the gene for the ALD and they pass it on to all th ... oss the blood-brain barrier so it has no effect on the VLCSFA levels in the brain (Radley).ALD is a genetic disorder distinguished by demyelination of nerves in the brain and/or the spinal cord. Demye ...

(3 pages) 65 1 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases