Essays Tagged: "Muscular Dystrophy"

Coping with Scoliosis

pected genetics play an important role. Less-common causes include vertebral birth defects and neuromuscular diseases such ascerebral palsy and spina bifida.What is scoliosis? A chronic, progressive c ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind. A Look at the Human Genome Project

is of, and maybe even develop methods of treating certain genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Muscular Dystrophy. They plan to do this by identifying the DNA sequence of an abnormal gene in whic ...

(6 pages) 186 0 2.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Gender related diseases

se diseases can range from a social inconvenience, to a fatal ailment. In sex linked diseases, like Muscular Dystrophy, hemophilia and color blindness, only males are affected. When a man infected wit ... two X chromosomes, so if one is defective, they can use their second X chromosome. Duchenne¹s Muscular Dystrophy(DMD) is defined as "a genetic disease characterized by defective muscle cells tha ...

(12 pages) 98 0 5.0 Dec/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig's disease)

rease the amino acid called glycine, which might neutralize glutamate found in ALS patients.ALS and Muscular Dystrophy are commonly confused due to their similar symptoms. The main difference is that ... due to their similar symptoms. The main difference is that ALS affects the nervous system, whereas Muscular dystrophy affects the muscle.Sources"ALS." Internet site. Post date: June 1995.Hopkins, Har ...

(2 pages) 56 0 2.0 Nov/1996

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 children, my heart went out to those affected by it. This s ... e to learn more about the genetic disorder. The scientific name of this genetic disease is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, otherwise referred to as Duchenne MD or DMD.DMD is caused by a recessive allele ... roviding important federal research funding for DMD. National organizations like the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, based in Middletown, Ohio, founded and managed by relatives of children with DMD ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This is in indepth look at muscular dystrophy. In this report the causes, the symptoms, and the treatment are discussed pretty throughly.

Muscular Dystrophy, crippling disease characterized by gradual wasting of skeletal muscle. The clini ... ritance of this form is by an X-linked recessive mechanism, virtually all patients are boys. Becker muscular dystrophy is a milder form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.The facio-scapulo-humeral form of ... the course is slow. In the late stages most of the muscles of the body may be affected.In myotonic muscular dystrophy, delayed relaxation of the muscles accompanies wasting and weakness. Cataracts of ...

(2 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Book Notes for Summer Sisters By Judy Blume.

go. Her family became jealous of her that she could escape in the summer; except for Nathan who had muscular dystrophy and was extremely close with Vix.*Vix and Caitlin become "Summer Sisters", and be ...

(1 pages) 28 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Huntington's Disease

ng the disease from an affected parent. HD affects as many people as Hemophilia, Cystic Fibrosis or muscular dystrophy. Early symptoms of Huntington's Disease may affect cognitive ability or mobility ...

(1 pages) 60 1 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Abortion.

ctions into our modern gene pool. What a world we could live in if we were free from the horrors of Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Tay-Sachs Disease, Neurofibromatoses, diabetes, and the ...

(4 pages) 66 3 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

imum of 30 slides-All pictures can be found on the websites located on the reference slide.Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)(Include picture of someone with disorder here)-----Chromosome and Gene Info ... ench neurologist, Dr. Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne, was not the first to describe this form of muscular dystrophy, but he was the first to study the diseased muscles microscopically.To do this, h ...

(5 pages) 31 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

you're lazy and just want to copy my completed presentation, just click the attached file.Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)(Include picture of someone with disorder here)-----Chromosome and Gene Info ... ench neurologist, Dr. Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne, was not the first to describe this form of muscular dystrophy, but he was the first to study the diseased muscles microscopically.To do this, h ...

(5 pages) 51 2 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

a year than all who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined. Many researchers now believe that babies who die of SIDS are born with ...

(6 pages) 106 3 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

My Cousin's Struggle with Muscular Dystrophy

The way in which my cousin Danny copes and deals with his disease of Muscular Dystrophy is mind boggling to most people. This especially applies to people who are just ... . That fact makes me realize how he is penalized with so much more than "just" having to deal with muscular dystrophy. One can only wonder where this determined man would have wound up in this world ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Manufacture and Marketing of so called orphan drugs

There are many diseases and conditions, such as Tourett Syndrome, Myoclonus, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington's disease, that affect such a small number of people within the U ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Child Abuse And Dave Pelzer

year than all who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy combined. It strikes families of all races, ethnic and socioeconomic origins with ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"

Imagine growing up with a muscular dystrophy. You have never been able to walk, run, hop, skip or jump correctly. When you wer ... rectly. When you were 5 years old, your physician told your parents that you had Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy. In school your teacher has realized that you are having trouble learning. Your c ... e is no cure for your disorder and that you will not live far into your twenties.Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy is a dystrophinopathy ("The"� 1). The common name for this disease is Duch ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Lupus

of the autoimmune disease Lupus, although it is more common than Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which can affect any system in the body. This di ... on people have it in the United States. Lupus is more common than Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy, and I have never even heard about it. One thing that is good about this disease ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Liberal studies

he most degenerative and dehabilitating diseases: Huntington's chorea, sickle-cell anemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia and some "2,800 [other] specific conditions are known to be caused by ... any potential costs. They strongly believe that no person would want a dehabilitating disease, like muscular dystrophy, and that germ-line therapy could provide beneficial results for thousands of peo ...

(5 pages) 454 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Italian Doctor Assists with Patient Suicide

ribune - Europe. Mr. Welby, age 60, had been suffering from the effects of the degenerating disease muscular dystrophy for over 40 years. Nearing his final days, Piergiorgio wanted to end his life on ...

(4 pages) 16 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular DystrophyBiology Research PaperMelanie Burns, SCN 3UMs. Hayward28 February 2008Burns - 2Ima ... ild won't be able to walk by the age of 12 and won't live past the age of 25. (http://dystrophy.com/muscular-dystrophy/Types+of+Muscular+Dystrophies) This has become a reality for many parents as they ... rophies) This has become a reality for many parents as they find out that their child has a form of muscular dystrophy. This particular type of muscular dystrophy is referred to as Duchenne Muscular D ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology