Essays Tagged: "Tay–Sachs disease"

Prenatel Dianosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects

There are over 250 recognized sex-linked diseases, affecting every organ system.Of these, 95% affect males, (Emery, 1968). Despite these many ... se many sex-linked diseases, atpresent prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery,1968). These sex-linked diseases are individual rare and some are named afterphysic ... cribed them, for example, Hemophilia A and B, Duchenne musculardystrophy, fragile-X syndrome, Fabry disease, Hunter syndrome, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome,and Menkes steely-hair syndrome. The following discou ...

(8 pages) 114 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Study notes naming various genetically inherited diseases.

Common Genetically Inherited DiseasesSome genetically inherited diseases are the following :-* Heart disease: coronary atheroscle ... ometrium, lung, bladder, breast, skin (melanoma)* Neurological illnesses and disorders: Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), Gaucher's disease, Huntington's disea ... sease), Gaucher's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, Parkinson's disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Tourette's syndrome, Brain Tumor.* Mental illnesses and behavioral condi ...

(1 pages) 66 2 2.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

What Is Tay-Sachs disease?

What Is Tay-Sachs disease?Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal inherited disease of the central nervous system. The most commo ... nerve cells, until the entire central nervous system stops working. Symptoms of classical Tay-Sachs disease first appear at 4 to 6 months of age when an apparently healthy baby gradually stops smiling ... paralyzed and unaware of its surroundings. Death occurs by age 5.Who has a high risk of getting the disease?Tay-Sachs disease occurs most frequently in descendants of Central and Eastern European Jews ...

(3 pages) 70 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Genetic Disorders

ans of detection and/or prevention.One lethal disorder inherited as a recessive allele is Tay-Sachs disease. This is caused by a dysfunctional enzyme that fails to break down brain lipids of a certain ... e seizures, blindness and degeneration of motor and mental performance. Death is the result of this disease, in children. With Tay-Sachs disease, the brain cells of a baby are unable to metabolize gan ...

(3 pages) 43 2 4.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetic Disorders

etic disorders. The first one is categorized as single-gene disorders. A second category of genetic diseases is chromosomal disorders which involves abnormalities of chromosomes in which too much or t ... ene disorders result from errors within an individual gene. An example of one would be Huntington's disease. This condition affects 1 in 10,000 and usually doesn't affect the person until they are 30 ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs DiseaseTay-Sachs disease was named after two physicians, British ophthalmologist Warren Tay and Amer ... ians, British ophthalmologist Warren Tay and American neurologist Bernard Sachs. Both described the disease independently in 1881 and 1887, respectively. TaySachs disease is an inborn error associated ... of a particular sugar-containing lipid called GM2 ganglioside. The important hallmarks of Tay-Sachs disease are a massive storage of GM2 ganglioside in the brain and also in the macular region of the ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine