Essays Tagged: "Parkinson"

A good essay on Parkinsons disease. Written for a medical class

The factual cause of Parkinson's is unknown. Parkinson's Disease is a aprogressive disorder characterized primarily by un ... and generalized muscular rigidity. It is usually not fatal, but leads to changesin the entire body. Parkinson's is also know as PD. Recently a defective gene found in fewfamilies with backrounds of PD ... ate. WhenPD occurs, degenerative changes are found in an area of the brain, which producesdopamine. Parkinson's is characterized by a severe shortage of dopamine.Over one-and-a-half million Americans ...

(4 pages) 190 0 4.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Stem Cell research.

y to a wide range of human disorders, including many types of cancer, neurological diseases such as Parkinson's Disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), spinal cord injuries, and diabetes.Stem cells ha ... me examples of potential treatments include replacing the dopamine-producing cells in the brains of Parkinson's patients, developing insulin-producing cells for type I diabetes and repairing damaged h ...

(2 pages) 115 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

How genetic engineering can stop human suffering.

nethical for it to be banned. Genetic engineering is vital for the cure of genetic diseases such as Parkinson's. The medical discoveries that will be made during the course of cloning research will co ...

(5 pages) 132 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Michael J Fox.

r top hit TV series and movies, he had to quit acting and producing when he was diagnosed of having Parkinson's disease. Transition to body of speech: So to start out we can go deeply into some aspect ... mber 1998 in an interview with People magazine, Michael revealed that he had been secretly battling Parkinson's disease for the past seven years. Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive deteriorat ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

the future by helping find cures for devastating illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, and many other disorders.To better comprehend the full magnitude o ... bone, cartilage, neurons and skeletal muscle. Diseases such as juvenile onset diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's disease occur because of defects in one of just a few cells types. Replacing the faulty ...

(5 pages) 172 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Stem Cell Research: Moral or Immoral.

ts that stem cells may, at some point in the future, become the basis for treating diseases such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and heart disease.Parkinson's disease is a very common neurodengenera ...

(2 pages) 116 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Should cloning be legalized? Arguments pro-cloning and anti-cloning.

ses. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians suffer from incapacitating illnesses and conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. We have been searching for cures for t ...

(4 pages) 166 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Euthanasia goes against religious beliefs, ends a person's life prematurely, and could lead to the atrocities that were seen during the Nazi era

EuthanasiaImagine your grandpa is in the hospital because his Parkinson's disease has gotten worse. He may be shaking compulsively, and not be able to talk, yet i ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Identify the characters which make the aged a unique entity.

que.There are many health issues and chronic illnesses associated with the aged, such as; dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke, heart attack, arthritis, vision and hearing problems, high blood pressu ...

(1 pages) 35 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Stem Cells and Public Policy

s are investigating this possibility of cell-based therapies to treat diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Like a lot of other expanding fields of scientific discovery and research, rese ... left and right. Why shouldn't we want to help people from suffering? Stem cell researches can cure Parkinson's disease and help rebuild the health of our nation.Like I said I think there should be so ...

(6 pages) 140 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Importance Of Psychology in Everyday Life

on many life threatening diseases. By using psychology, psychologist have studied diseases such as, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and many other neurological diseases. Today, we know a who ...

(2 pages) 37748 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The War on Stem Cell Research

lift the political barriers blocking the stem cell research that could treat or cure diseases like Parkinson's. I believe that science can bring hope to our families. I want America to lead the world ... hope to people afflicted with fatal and incurable diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease (Walston 2). In the past three years, stem cells have been discovered and succes ...

(5 pages) 91 1 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

An Ethical dilemma/ Stem Cell and Cloning

ting illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and diseases of the nervous system, such as Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease, continue to divest people of health, independence, and ...

(8 pages) 99 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Awakenings (How does the movie Awakenings make you realize how much you take for granted?)

perimentation, he concludes that the patients were misdiagnosed, and actually have a severe case of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous disease associated with the destru ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Stem Cell Funding Sought.

olve cloning and the destruction of embryos, but could also lead to treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes. The Bush Administration has funded only limited research into this controv ...

(1 pages) 31 0 2.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Current Treatment Strategies for Parkinson's Disease; Are the costs to the community of developing new treatment strategies justified?

Discuss current treatment strategies for Parkinson's disease. How can the patient's quality of life be preserved? Are costs to the community ... costs to the community of developing these new treatment strategies justified? Justify your answer.Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease, which is caused by a loss of dopamine producing cells in ... ufferer and as such treatment of the disease is highly individualised. There is no current cure for Parkinson's disease and most of the management of the disease involves the treatment of symptoms and ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Case Study Essay - Stem cell Research : Students were asked to read and respond to a controversial issue raised by advances in modern biological sciences.

ericans are, that's why they're benefiting from newly developed treatments for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and diabetes, and even to repair brain cells. Because of their research with ste ... and stepped into the modern world of medicine. This research will give hope not only to people with Parkinson's and their careers, but to many others with long term non-curable diseases and illnesses. ...

(2 pages) 23 0 2.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Stem Cell Research and the Catholic Church

hat from these embryos, cells can be removed and placed into those who suffer from diseases such as Parkinson's disease and any paralysis. This research, as it requires the destruction of embryos, is ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Gene Therapy

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson'sSevere tremors, rigidity of the limbs and loss of muscle control characterize Parkinson's ... ted with one to three different concentrations of the gene therapy. All patients had improvement of Parkinson's system of at least twenty-five percent. Five of the twelve had an improvement between fo ... ent doses of the gene therapy. The patient receiving the lower dose had a forty percent decrease in Parkinson's symptoms while those receiving the higher dose had a fifty percent reduction. These pati ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Muhammad Ali as a Tragic Hero

ss did not last him a lifetime by any means, however. He suffered defeat at the hands of pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome. From then on, Ali was nothing like his former self.Muhammad Ali was clearly ... line against Sonny Liston. Everything was too much for Ali to handle properly; and it left him with Parkinson's disease obtained specifically from the pugilism ring.Muhammad Ali went through a well ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports