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...Muscular Dystrophy Introduction According to Emery (21), muscular dystrophy is a family of muscle diseases that degenerate the musculoskeletal system and limit locomotion/mobility. The disease is punctuated by deficiencies in muscle protein, degeneration of muscle tissue and cells, and progressive weakness of the musculoskeletal system. In the 1870s, descriptions of people (particularly boys) who grew weaker over time, lost mobility, and died young became increasingly prominent in the medical field. During that period, these descriptions were documented in medical journals. In the next decade, Guillaume Duchenne, a French...
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Muscular Dystrophy
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...Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that makes the muscles weak thereby impairing the musculoskeletal system, leading to hampered locomotion (Tingle, 1990, p. 28). Muscular Dystrophy is primarily characterized by weak skeletal muscles that progressively deteriorate over time, defective muscle proteins, and the eventual demise of cells and tissues constituting the muscles (Tingle, 1990, p. 28). As muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder, patients suffering from it have wrong or missing information in their genes, which inhibits or...
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Muscular Dystrophy Research Paper
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...Muscular dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy constitutes a group of various myopathies that are clinically and genetically different from each other. Muscular dystrophy presents mostly at birth and is an inherited disorder caused by chromosomal defects. These are considered the largest group of muscle diseases that present during the earlier years of life. Due to the massive number of sub-types, severe clinical presentation and the resulting disabling lifestyle, muscular dystrophies are studied extensively by...
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Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy
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...Muscular Dystrophy Introduction: According to Wu, Kuban, Allred, Shapiro, and Darras, (2005), “Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an X-linkedrecessive degenerative neuromuscular disorder characterized by deficient dystrophin protein in muscle”. The rate of prevalence of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one in every thirty-five thousand males. DMD is generally identified by the age of five through its symptoms of delayed motor ability and weakness of the proximal muscles. The consequences of DMD are severe for the individual (Wu, Kuban, Allred, Shapiro & Darras, 2005). Questions for the Professional: 1. How has the definitive diagnosis of DMD been done? Through symptoms, muscle biopsy... Duchenne’s...
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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...Muscular Dystrophy Number This essay discusses a condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy and delves in to various aspects of the disease such as basic definition, description, epidemiology, pathogenicty, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and on-going research. Duchenne muscular dystrophy, also called Pseudo-hypertrophic muscular dystrophy, is an inherited disorder of muscular weakness that gets worse very fast. It is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene which leads to muscle degeneration and eventual cell death. It is the most common and severest form of muscular dystrophy among children and is responsible for more than 50% of all...
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Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy
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...muscular dystrophy Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized as an inherited muscular disorder that encompasses rapidly worsening muscle weakness. It is the most widespread kind of muscular dystrophy and is characterized by rapid progression of muscle degeneration that occurs early in life at the age group of 2-6 years. It is X-linked and affects mainly males. DMD occurs when a particular gene on the X chromosome (DMD gene) undergoes mutation and the protein dystrophin is not formed. The present article discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, anesthesia management with relevance to DMD. Introduction Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy... Duchenne's...
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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...Muscular Dystrophy Clinical description of the patient The patient is a twelve year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheel chair. He showed symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), as a pre-scholar at the age of 3 his legs were first affected making his walking and balancing a problem. He walked six months later than expected and had problems running. Later his legs weakened and had to push his knees in order to stand. His calves began to swell later with fibrous tissue, which felt firm and rubbery, rather than muscle. He then began walking with adding gait due to the weakened legs. At the age of six, he had already developed contractures with the calf... Duchenne...
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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...MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Jayda Fitz 5th Period Anatomy 4/15 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Diseases and pathological conditions have been a part of this world since very ancient times. There were different concepts and myths for diseases in the olden times. Human beings who suffered from pathologies were treated in inappropriate ways and they were held responsible for their diseases. It was believed that they were suffering from the diseases due to their evil acts and the disease was a form of punishment from god. As time passed, the causes and mechanisms of human disease started to become understood. It is true that many new diseases have emerged which may have been nonexistent in previous times... ? DUCHENNE...
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...MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Jayda Fitz 5th Period Anatomy 4/15 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Diseases and pathological conditions have been a partof this world since very ancient times. There were different concepts and myths for diseases in the olden times. Human beings who suffered from pathologies were treated in inappropriate ways and they were held responsible for their diseases. It was believed that they were suffering from the diseases due to their evil acts and the disease was a form of punishment from god. As time passed, the causes and mechanisms of human disease started to become understood. It is true that many new diseases have emerged which may have been nonexistent in previous times... DUCHENNE...
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Nutritional Deficiency In Muscular Dystrophy Patients
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...muscular dystrophy patients Nutritional deficiencies in muscular dystrophy patients Nutritional deficiencies in muscular dystrophy patients Muscular dystrophy (MD) referred to a “group of more than 30 genetic diseases that caused progressive weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscles used during voluntary movement” (NINDS, 2011). Johanson had defined muscular dystrophies as “genetic disorders which were caused by missing or incorrect genetic information in the body cells” (2008). The common muscular dystrophies were seen in childhood and adolescence. Progressive weakening and the degeneration of the skeletal muscles causing problems in walking were the main features... ? Nutritional deficiencies in...
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Muscular Dystropy
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...MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Muscular Dystrophy MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY 2 Muscular Dystrophy According to the Mayo Clinic staff (2011), ”Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of inherited muscle diseases in which muscle fibres are unusually susceptible to damage. Muscles, primarily voluntary ones, become progressively weaker.” Fat and connective tissue often replace muscle fibres in the late stages of MD. Heart muscles, other involuntary muscles and other organs are affected by some types of MD. “The most common types of muscular dystrophy appear to be due to a genetic deficiency of the muscle protein dystrophin” (ibid.). Signs and symptoms vary according to the type of muscular dystrophy... Running head: MUSCULAR ...
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Muscular System
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...Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disease of group of muscles that affects movement of the body primarily due to weakening. Observed in this disease is the developing of weakness of skeletal muscles, depletion of muscle proteins, and death of muscle cells and tissue. Muscular dystrophy is classified with nine diseases. These 1) Duchenne, 2) Becker, 3) limb girdle, 4) congenital, 5) facioscapulohumeral, 6) myotonic, 7) oculopharyngeal, 8) distal, and 9) Emery-Dreifuss. Aside from these, there are other disease that closely similar to Muscular...
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A (any) Muscular Disorder
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...dystrophies are usually a group consisting of various muscle diseases, each of which is caused by a particular gene abnormality characterized by muscle wasting, contactures and weakness. Although most of the time abnormal gene is inherited, it can at times occur spontaneously. This means that any of these diseases can surely arise even though no one in the family has ever been affected or has the abnormality. This paper is going to examine closely one of these muscular dystrophy disorders which is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). So what is Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy recessive which is X-linked... Human anatomy: Muscle disorder Muscle...
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...Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy – a general for diseases that destroy and weaken muscles affecting their certain groups. More precisely, they are defined as “devastating genetic disorders cause progressive degeneration of skeletal muscle fibers leading to severe pain, disability, and eventually death” (Emery 687). The major cause for all kinds of muscular dystrophies is believed to be mutations that take place in individual genes encoding numerous proteins. Among the latter one can find extracellular matrix proteins, cytoplasmic enzymes, transmembrane and membrane-associated proteins, and nuclear matrix proteins (Blake 291, Campbell 675). The most common muscular... The Number 4 March February...
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Muscular Distrophy
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...Muscular Dystrophy: A Comparative Analysis Introduction Muscular dystrophy is ified under the musculoskeletal disorders which compromise the afflicted body’s ability to protect vital organs, support weight, effectively control motion, store needed minerals and ensure an appropriate supply of red blood cells. According to London, Ladewig, Ball & Bindler (2007, 1762), “bones provide a rigid framework for the body, muscles provide for active movement, and tendons and ligaments hold the bones and muscles together. Alterations in musculoskeletal functioning, therefore, can have a significant impact on a child’s growth and...
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Research Ppaer with draft
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...Muscular Dystrophies (MD) are a group of heterogeneous disorders that primarily affect skeletal muscle, leading to weakness and wasting. (Chamberlain, 2002) The primary cause of muscular dystrophy is the mutation of several genes, especially those encoding the muscle protein. Severe cases of MD such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) lead to paralysis, problems with the respiratory system and eventually death. (Haidet, Mendell & Kaspar, 2010) There is no current cure for MD; therefore patients mainly rely on physical therapy to manage the symptoms. Since gene mutations primarily cause the condition, attempts to develop gene and cell therapies provide a possible cure for the various types... Topic: The...
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Client brief
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...Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia was formed during 1967 through the joint efforts of parents of children suffering from muscular dystrophy in close coordination with the Rotary Club situated in West Perth and Dr. Byron Kakulas. The organization works for the children suffering from such ailments through fundraising activities, gaining of sponsorships and through donations. Total amount of fund raised during 2011 was estimated to rise by $200 Million in comparison to the 2010 period. The major contributors to the organization’s charitable fund comprised of 28 industries pertaining to resources and 49 industries pertaining to property... ?Client brief Background of the Organization The organization...
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Skeletal Muscle Contraction
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...muscular weakness and wasting over a passage of time and this is termed as muscular dystrophy (Tiidus 2008). The mechanism of skeletal contraction is understood better at the molecular level and by the biochemical changes that occur with each contraction. Fig1: The anatomy of the muscle fibre shows myofibrils and the dark and light bands on electron microscopy (Chiras 2012). To understand the muscular... ? SKELETAL MUSCLE CONTRACTION Skeletal Muscle Contraction Skeletal Muscle constitutes 40% of themuscles in the human body while the smooth muscle and the cardiac muscle form 10% of the entire muscle content. Skeletal muscle fibres are the voluntary group of muscles that are range from the small muscles...
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Skeletal muscle contraction
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...muscular weakness and wasting over a passage of time and this is termed as muscular dystrophy (Tiidus 2008). The mechanism of skeletal contraction is understood better at the molecular level and by the biochemical changes that occur with each contraction. Fig1: The anatomy of the muscle fibre shows myofibrils and the dark and light bands on electron microscopy (Chiras 2012). To understand the muscular... SKELETAL MUSCLE CONTRACTION Skeletal Muscle Contraction Skeletal Muscle constitutes 40% of the muscles in the human body while the smooth muscle and the cardiac muscle form 10% of the entire muscle content. Skeletal muscle fibres are the voluntary group of muscles that are range from the small...
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Research Project Paper
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...muscular dystrophy gene s Introduction Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a recessive X-linked for of the muscular dystrophy that usually affects about in every 3,600 boys that results in muscle degeneration and eventual death (van Deutekom & van Ommen, 2003). The disease is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene (Woodhead, 2007). It is a mutation that alters the gene expression by affecting the promoter. This is the largest gene which is located on the human X chromosome. It codes for the protein dystrophin which is a very crucial structural component within the muscle tissue that offers structural stability to the dystroglycan complex of the cell membrane. Even though both sexes carry... Duchenne...
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Diabetes, complications and solutions in Chiropody/Podiatry care
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...Muscular Dystrophy ………………………………………………… 7 b. Marfan Syndrome ……………………….…………………………… 8 c. Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy... Chiropody Care on Diabetic Patients Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology behind a Diabetic Patient ………………………… 3 a. Integumentary system (skin), Nerves and the Brain ……………………...…………………………………………. 3 b. Joints, Muscle and Skeletal System (Motor System) ……………… 4 c. The Heart, Veins and Arteries (circulation) ………………..……… 5 d. The Endocrine System – Hormones ………………………………... 5 III. Issues on the Professional Practice of a Chiropodist ………………………... 6 IV. General Congenital & Acquired Disorders of the Lower Limbs ……...…….. 7 a. Muscu...
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Homeostasis
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...dystrophy Autosomal recessive disorders Sickle cell Thalassemia G6PD DEFICIENCY Albinism Congenital adrenal hyperplasia familial Mediterranean fever Homocystinuria Friedreichs ataxia Cystic fibrosis Cystinuria Wilson disease Gilbert syndrome Glycogen storage diseases Phenyl ketonuria Haemochromatosis Lipid storage disorder (Biller and Ferro, 9) X linked recessive disorders Adrenoleukodystrophy Hemophilia B Becker’s muscular dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy Fabrys disease Hemophilia A Autosomal dominant disorders in young age people Marfans... Brief introduction to genetic material: Double stranded structure, the two strands...
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LOU GEHRIG DISEASE & BREAST IMPLANT
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...Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc, 4). From previous investigations, a number of theories have been put forward to explain the origin of the disease. It has been argued that the disease could have been caused by contagious agents, a defective immune system, genetic sources, lethal substances, chemical imbalances and poor nutrition (Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc, 10). In 1993, a group of geneticists and clinicians discovered a gene responsible... Lou Gehrig Disease Lou Gehrig disease also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative disorder of motor neurons. The disease leads to death of motor neurons which eventually leads to paralysis of voluntary muscles...
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Computer Technology Opens a World of Work to Disabled People
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...Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy is a disease that causes muscle degeneration. By the time, her cousin was the age of ten; he could no longer walk and had to use a wheel chair. Currently he has limited movement in his fingers and neck providing little opportunity for him to join the workforce. This did not stop him from finding a job to do using adaptive technology. The Muscular Dystrophy foundation provide him with a computer that he could command by a voice synthesizer and he developed his own business creating address labels. Adaptive... Project Step Joachim, D. (2006). Computer Technology Opens a World of Work to Disabled People. New York Times, New York, C7. Link to Article:...
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Ethical Issues of Abortion
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...muscular dystrophy, and is wary that if her baby is a boy, he might succumb to the infection. In Junes case, it is warranted to argue that she is selfish and minds herself... Ethical Issues of Abortion Ethical issues of abortion In the work complied by Landis (2006), the concept of abortion is avery contentious issue in the contemporary world today. Many women have resulted to conducting prenatal diagnosis of their unborn babies. According to Mackinnon (2011), June decides on prenatal diagnosis for the reason that her husband and his family expect a boy, failure to which abortion will be done. June, on the other hand, accepts prenatal diagnosis since she is a genetic carrier of a particular kind of...
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MJ refleection week 7
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...muscular dystrophy, its genetic cause, and possible management. I am even motivated to cross reference for clarity of some information in the text that appeared challending (The New York Times 1). Based on my positive attitude towards genetics, seeing the DNA artwork captured my attention and I sought and succeeded in understanding the artist’s motivation and achievement in developing the art. I also understood, based on the artist’s success, that local researchers can used people’s preferences for DNA patterns to understand behavioral orientations, and I plan to implement this in future... 10 March MJ reflection week 7 Attitude and motivation are significant to people’s dedication and efficiency...
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...muscular dystrophy, and genetic approach to minimizing effects of the disorder (The New York Times 1). My experience and interest in genetics has also helped me to understand Daniel’s motivation to develop his DNA art. In addition, I have understood possible relationship between people’s preferences for DNA patterns and the people’s personality traits and preferences. These can be investigated and be applied in human behavior management (The Telegraph 1). My experience and interest in genetics therefore facilitates my understanding... 10 March Zha reflection week 7 Experience and interest can influence a person’s efforts though conditioning. I interacted with two children, during my childhood, one...
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Americans with Disabilities
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...Muscular Dystrophy Association. While this event brings in millions of dollars for muscular dystrophy research and treatment every year, it also outrages many victims of muscular dystrophy. The reason for this is the condescending approach that many feel the MDA, and Jerry Lewis in particular, take toward those who... 2. The Americans with Disabilities Act was designed to prevent any employer, public or private, or any labor union from discriminating against potential employees or members on the basis of a disability. This disability could be real or perceived, and could be physical or mental in nature. Employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations to permit disabled employees to...
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Family Systems Paper
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...muscular dystrophy at birth in 2006... ?Family Structure and Dynamics Structure The family under discussion is a nuclear family with roots from Pakistan (South East Asia) settled in Deland, Florida. The male, Mahmood Razzaq was born and raised in England and acquired a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University in the United Kingdom; followed by a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University). However, he decided to pursue freelancing by forming first a currency exchange business and then a transportation business. His wife Nighat Mahmood was born and raised in Pakistan where she earned her MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Kotli...
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Investigation of Human Disease
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...Muscular Dystrophy Overview Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes Congenital Stromal Corneal Dystrophy Cornelia de Lange Syndrome... ?Investigation of Human Disease Patient Laboratory results: Prolonged PT and aPTT, decreased prothrombin %, decreased factors VII, IX, and X Differential Diagnosis: Liver cirrhosis, warfarin poisoning, VKOR mutation Liver cirrhosis is the terminal stage of chronic liver disease. Functionally, it synthesizes substances of almost all clotting factors necessary in coagulation process. Meanwhile, vitamin K, which is synthesized in the intestine by bacteria, is also necessary for hepatic synthesis of prothrombin, serum prothrombin conversion accelerator or factor VII, plasma...
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Documentary for CNN
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...muscular dystrophy, in which the patient experiences a gradual and eventually fatal loss of muscular tissues. As the scientific community is gradually pursuing research activities towards stem cell researches, the voices of opposition are also becoming stronger. Differing positions being taken by politicians and governments also widens the differences. Therefore, it provides a perfect base for producing a relevant documentary. The format of documentary will be somewhat like... Documentary for CNN Talking in purely scientific terms, stem cell research can be termed as a pioneering research, which can go a long way in strengthening the knowledge network of fellow human beings and deciphering the mysteries ...
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INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN DISEASE
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...muscular dystrophy (Yokoda, 2011). PART II (50% total) 1) The picture above shows a family with an inherited disorder. All affected individuals are tall and thin, with long fingers and toes. a) What would a genetic counselor be able to tell an affected individual about the mode of inheritance and the serious complications... ? PART I (50% total) (a) Describe the further examinations that will identify whether or not the boy will suffer from the disease. Make it clear whatthe difference is between normal and diseased using the various options (10%) The enlarged calves and the way the boy arises from the floor, taken together with the existence of a family case, suggest the occurrence of DMD. The diagnosis ...
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Assignment 3
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...muscular dystrophy, which is clearly based upon Averys findings, as Malik et al. used induction to change the characteristics of a targeted cell. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the more lethal and common forms of muscular dystrophy, and attacks 1 in 3,500 male births (Malik et al., 2010, p. 379). There is no cure for the disease, only ameliorative and palliative measures, such as using glucocorticoids and prednisone... Averys Study and How It Changed Biology as We Know It In the 1940s, Avery et al. did something that was astounding and changed the complexion of theworld as we know it – they showed that DNA transmit genetic information. Ironically, this was not entirely clear to the researchers...
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Cd180/rp105 expression on B cells in healthy individuals and in chronic lymphocytic leukimia
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...Muscular Dystrophy Developed supervising skills Learnt to refer issues appropriately to nursing... Objective I am a second year biomedical science at the of Westminster, London. I am seeking a volunteer position as a volunteer within the hospital. I have strong communication skills, and am experienced at working as part of a team. I have significant experience working in both a nursing home and a hospital. . Profile I have a strong interest in the scientific community and am a regular reader of online journals such as Nature, The Scientist and the Harvard Medical Journal. I enjoy travelling, and have spent time in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Because of this I am experienced at working with people...
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Federalism
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...muscular dystrophy. Due to lack of proper medication, the boys’ conditions have continued to deteriorate. This is despite the fact that the right medication can be made available, if the national government revised its drug approval process. In the United States... 18 February Federalism The United s system of government is based on federalism. This means that there is the national government, whose headquarters are in Washington D.C. and the individual state governments. In the recent past, there have been a lot of conflicts between the national government and the governments of the individual states. This is because individual state governments feel that the national government has too much power and...
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Human and Animal Interrelationships
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...muscular dystrophy... Animal Medical Research: Examples, Importance and Critics November At present the duration of life of people is much longer than it was in theprevious centuries. One of the factors, which played a great role in this change, is experiments with animals and use of them in medicine research ("Science, Medicine, and Animals"). The results of experiments and research led to discovery of new drugs, which helped to fight with the fatal deceases. Animals contributed to advanced treatment of cancer, brain and heart disorders, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, genetic disorders, vaccination etc. ("Medical advances and animal research") The significance of such experiments is...
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Discuss how a teacher of Physical education in mainstream schools might make provision for the inclusion of a disabled pupil. Your discussion should relate to the strategies or models of inclusion recognised as good practice in the current literature
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...muscular dystrophy cause pain and frustration in doing physical exercises and other programs. Mass drill and other games require serious attention... Making provision for the inclusion of disabled pupils in mainstream schools Introduction Disabled children in mainstream schools suffer from severe adjustment problems in practicing physical education and schools largely depend on inclusion programs for providing support for disabled children. Inclusion program for disabled children bestow substantial representation for both mental and physical disabilities of students in public schools and current education system in England requires innovative researches and strategies in this field. In general, the term...
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History of the International Association of Fire Fighters and their influence today
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...Dystrophy Association The IAFF has continuously participated in the local community activities in many ways. It also gives assistance to those who were needy. In 1954, IAFF adopted the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Since then, IAFF has helped to raise millions of dollars which are channeled towards research on Muscular Dystrophy and treating children who are affected by this condition (IAFF, 2013). 1958 John P. Redmond Foundation In 1958, IAFF established the John P. Foundation. This was in response to the sudden death of John Redmond who had been the president of IAFF from 1946 – he had succumbed...
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Gene Silencing at the Nuclear Periphery
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...muscular dystrophies, lipodystrophy, neuropathy, and pre-mature aging. In X linked Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, emerin loss leads to deregulation of a crucial, muscle regeneration pathway. Mutated LBR is implicated in Pelger-Huet anomaly... WHAT IS EPIGENETICS The word "epigenetics" was coined by Conrad Waddington (1905-75) in the 1940s. (Holliday, 2006). Epigenetics (Latin: epi=above,over, outside, beside) refers to the modifications to DNA that persist from one cell division to the next, even though the underlying DNA sequence remains unaltered. Epigenetics is "a change in phenotype that is heritable but does not involve DNA mutation". (Gottschling, 2007) The phenomenon of epigenetics is vita...
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Making Provision for the Inclusion of Disabled Pupils in Mainstream Schools
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...muscular dystrophy cause pain and frustration in doing physical exercises and other programs. Mass drill and other games require serious attention... ?Making provision for the inclusion of disabled pupils in mainstream schools Introduction Disabled children in mainstream schools suffer from severe adjustment problems in practicing physical education and schools largely depend on inclusion programs for providing support for disabled children. Inclusion program for disabled children bestow substantial representation for both mental and physical disabilities of students in public schools and current education system in England requires innovative researches and strategies in this field. In general, the term ...
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How developments in molecular biology might help the survival of mankind (800 words)
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...muscular dystrophy among other harmful inheritable disorders. Most of these genetic infections are not curable and patients die at tender age. Molecular biology technology has provided cure for Pompe disease, a once lethal muscular disease in newborn babies. The cure for the disease was developed from milk of genetically modified rabbits to produce alpha- glucosidase, a human enzyme that treats the condition (Van den Hout, et al 2000). Restriction Fragment Length... Developments in molecular biology has brought tremendous benefits to the survival of mankind and the technology promises major breakthrough in some of the most challenging problems facing humanity currently. Some of the application of...
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What Has Been Mendel's Contribution To Medicine
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...muscular dystrophy, Down’s syndrome, Turner syndrome... What Has Been Mendels Contribution To Medicine? Mendel was an Austrian monk and botanist who discovered how characteristics are inherited. He patiently carried out thousands of experiments on pea plants and studied the results of cross-fertilization among them. He discovered that inheritance does not work by blending maternal and paternal characteristics together, instead they are inherited in pairs. In each pair, only one characteristic is only expressed. Mendel worked out the basic principles of present-day genetics, but scientist could understand the significance of his work and rediscover him only in twentieth century. Th...
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Pro and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana
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...muscular dystrophy. Scientists have also isolated cancer-fighting substances in marijuana that have proved to beneficial in the fight against cancer. These are a few examples of the medicinal value of marijuana and as more research is conducted on the plant, there are prospects in finding new medicinal attributes of the cannabis plant. It is only ethical... Pro and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana In the recent past, marijuana legalization has been a controversial issue with some people arguing that Cannabis sativa is a dangerous and an addictive recreational drug that should not be legalized while others consider its medical impact. Marijuana contains a psychoactive substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol, wh...
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Medical report
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...muscular dystrophy or other neurological disorders that might have caused the paralysis (NINDS, 2012).EMG results showed increased action potential in the right side of the face, NCV test results showed possible blockage of the nerve pathway, and confirmed by the MRI and CT scan showing an inflammation near the 7thcranial nerve. Immunological tests ruled out Herpes simplex infection, and blood work revealed the patient has normal blood glucose levels. A: Bell’s Palsy... ? ASSIGNMENT 4, WEEK 5: MEDICAL REPORT Assignment 4, Week 5: Medical Report Letter to a Friend Dear (Friend’s , How are you feeling? In case youare still afraid of going to a specialist, after reading this letter I’m hoping that you will...
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Stem Cell Therapy
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...muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and other myopathy, hematopoietic organ diseases, oncological diseases, some hereditary and genetic abnormalities (Conrad, 2012). Some success rates in stem cell therapy exist in the field of oncology where cancer patients subjected to chemoprophylaxis may at one point require bone marrow transplantation or umbilical blood stem cells. Chemoprophylaxis... Stem Cell Therapy Outline Introduction to stem cell therapy entails Body Researches in stem cell therapy Cloning Controversies in stem cell therapy Dolly Conclusion Summary of stem cell therapy Stem cell therapy involves the introduction of a new adult stem cell into a destroyed tissue so as to replace diseased ...
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...muscular dystrophy or other neurological disorders that might have caused the paralysis (NINDS, 2012).EMG results showed increased action potential in the right side of the face, NCV test results showed possible blockage of the nerve pathway, and confirmed by the MRI and CT scan showing an inflammation near the 7thcranial nerve. Immunological tests ruled out Herpes simplex infection, and blood work revealed the patient has... ASSIGNMENT 4, WEEK 5: MEDICAL REPORT Assignment 4, Week 5: Medical Report Letter to a Friend Dear (Friend’s , How are you feeling? In case youare still afraid of going to a specialist, after reading this letter I’m hoping that you will decide to get an endocrinologist’s help. Since...
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Mutations
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...muscular dystrophy, or OPMD. This disease is an autosomal dominant disease of the muscles, which occurs worldwide. Recent research has found that the disease’s genetic basis is in mutations to the poly-A binding protein gene, which involves short GCQ tri-nucleotide repeat expansions that encode... Mutations A mismatch error during replication could result in hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, or HNPCC. Mismatch repair’s main role is the maintenance of genomic stability via removing errors from DNA after replication (Errol et al 43). The repair pathway has been linked to colon cancer in humans via association between MI in colon tumours found in HNPCC families. MIs are short and repetitive sequences...
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What has been Mendel's Contribution to Medicine
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...muscular dystrophy, phenylketonuria (PKU), thalessemia, hemophilia, where Mendel's laws of dominance, segregation, and sex-linked inheritance, all find their application (Genetic Testing for Inherited Diseases, accessed 2007). The most brilliant application of Mendelian principles happens in gene therapy. The basis for this new science is that when there is a disease, there is a defective gene behind it, so if the abnormal gene might be replaced with a normal gene, then the cause of the disease, the defective gene would be eliminated, and the normalcy in the cellular environment would be restored. In this way, gene therapy can... What has been Mendel's Contribution to Medicine...
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History and the law
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...Muscular Dystrophy Association, the United Cerebral Palsy Association, and J.F Kennedy’s Panel on mental Retardation (Kempe, 2002). The year 1960 saw the increasing of special education facilities. Children with special needs could access many schools at the local and state levels. The history of special education evokes a feeling that there exists a need... History and the Law Special education refers to the education that with special needs receive. Special education addresses the needs and individual differences of students with exceptional needs. The education process involves the systematically monitored and individually planned arrangements of accessible settings, teaching procedures, adapted...
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How developments in molecular biology might help the survival of mankind (800 words)
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...muscular dystrophy among other harmful inheritable disorders. Most of these genetic infections are not curable and patients die at tender age. Molecular biology technology has provided cure for Pompe disease, a once lethal muscular disease in newborn babies. The cure for the disease was developed from milk of genetically modified rabbits to produce alpha- glucosidase, a human enzyme that treats the condition (Van den Hout, et al 2000). Restriction Fragment Length... ?Developments in molecular biology has brought tremendous benefits to the survival of mankind and the technology promises major breakthrough in some of the most challenging problems facing humanity currently. Some of the application of...
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