Muscular Dystrophy

Genetic Engineering: Technological Advancements An
Genetic Engineering: Technological Advancements An
Genetic Engineering: Technological Advancements And The Potential For Disaster Current technology has made what once seemed impossible, mapping the human genome, a reality within the next decade. What began over forty years ago with the discovery of the basic structure of DNA has evolved into the Human Genome Project. This is a fifteen-year, three billion dollar effort to sequence the entire human genetic code. The Project, under the direction of the U.S. National Institute of Health and the dep
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
ALZHEIMER\'S DISEASE We are currently living in the age of technology. Our advancements in the past few decades overshadow everything learned in the last 2000 years. With the elimination of many diseases through effective cures and treatments, Canadians can expect to live a much longer life then that of their grandparents. In 1900 about 4% of the Canadian population was over the age of 65. In 1989 that figure tripled to 12% and the government expects that figure to rise to 23% by the year 2030 (
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Disease Maladie de Charcot Lou Gehrig\'s Disease What is the Disease? ALS is an extremely deadly disease affecting the nerve cells that control the victim\'s voluntary muscles. These nerves shrink and eventually die, leaving the muscles without stimulation. As these muscles go without stimulation, they too eventually shrink and die. The victim progressively weakens to the point of complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles and some involuntary muscles,
Prenatal Diagnosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Bioc
Prenatal Diagnosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Bioc
Prenatal Diagnosis: 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 sex- linked diseases, at present prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery, 1968). These sex-linked diseases are individual rare and some are named after physicians who described them, for example, Hemophilia A and B, Duche
A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind: A Lo
A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind: A Lo
A Massive Project for the Benefit of Mankind: A Look at the Human Genome Project Scientists are taking medical technology to new heights as they race to map all of the genes, nearly 100,000, in the 23 chromosomes of the human body. Along the way, they hope to understand the basis 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 which a disease originates
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig's Diseas
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig's Diseas
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig\'s Disease) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a deadly disease of the nervous system. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS at this time affects 25,000 people in the U.S. today. One in 50,000 people will be affected in any one year. The average age for diagnosis of ALS is between 30 and 70, although there have been cases of teenagers contracting it.The average life span after diagnosis are three to 10 years, although 20 percent of those affected will ou
Diseases: Sex Linked and Sex Influenced
Diseases: Sex Linked and Sex Influenced
Diseases: Sex Linked and Sex Influenced by Richard Nixon Honors Biology Mrs. Linda December 19, 1994 There are thousands of cases of sex linked and sex influenced diseases worldwide. These 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 with a sex linked disease has children, all his sons are normal, but all of his daughters are carriers. When a carrie
On any given day in the United States... 10,657 ba
On any given day in the United States... 10,657 ba
FAS On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a woman’s competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS, hereinafter), is
Human Genome
Human Genome
Human Genome GENOME PROJECT Adam and Eve were doomed for trying to be like god, this is the same damnation mankind is headed to. Everyone’s dream is to have absolute power and control of everything. The genome project and DNA engineering gives man the ability to create life and cu omize life to his specific needs of likes. So how good is too good? Man’s ability to make life or create perfect human beings so they can be in a state of Utopia will disturb the balance of nature. Every individual, ev
Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia Gravis In 1890, German medical professor Wilhelm Erb and other physicians had been observing several cases of a neuromuscular disease that they believed was affecting how nerve impulses were transmitted to muscle at the neuromuscular junction. The patient’s experienced a grave muscular weakness and Wilhelm named it myasthenia gravis. Through further research, the physicians discovered whether it affected the eye muscles first, or created difficulty in talking, chewing and swallowing,
The HOPE Bill
The HOPE Bill
The HOPE Bill In the year 2024, the world has grown to increase its size to 24 billion people worldwide. The increase in the population has caused the destruction of most farmland in the world, causing it to look underwater for a supply of food. Private enterprises are currently farming and selling food that comes from underwater regions of the world. However, a vast majority of the world is still not being fed. On a percentage basis, though, we have fewer people unemployed than in 1996. However
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Stud
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Stud
Characteristics Of Organisms Used For Genetic Studies o General Features of an Organism Used for Genetic Studies o good genetic background o easy to grow o controlled matings possible o can be genetically engineered o funding available o Viruses o easily grown in culture o rapid generation time o encode only a few the proteins, which permit a detailed analysis of well-defined system o some viruses have control mechanisms found in eukaryotic species o can be genetically engineered o lack organize
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs SELECT another chapter from the list .....Go to the Complete Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsThe EditorsThe ContributorsForewordCh 1 - How to Get the Care You NeedCh 2 - Meeting the Heatch Care Needs of the Aged and DisabledCh 3 - Medical Decision Making: Ethical ConsiderationsCh 4 - The Fundamentals of Good HealthCh 5 - The Basics of Good NutritionCh 6 - Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance AbuseCh 7 - Health Concerns During Infancy and ChildhoodCh 8 - The Adolescent Years
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Biology, Period 8 Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is simple recessive. This means that a child must have two abnormal copies of the gene, one from the mother and one from the father, to have cystic fibrosis. If both parents carry one abnormal copy of the gene, each child has a twenty-five percent chance of inheriting the disease. About thirty thousand children and adults have the disease, and one in every thirty-one Americans carries the abnormal gene. In the nineteen f
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Marijuana needs to be legal for medical purposes nation wide. Marijuana can be used to relieve pain and cure some illness there is no alternative for. Many patients around the nation of all different races and backgrounds suffer everyday from some illness that was either gave to them bye another human or caused by false DNA reproduction. These illnesses can be stopped or relived by one simple drug grown naturally from our earth’s own surface, this drug is marijuana, AKA cannabis. It is
The Nature of Science
The Nature of Science
The Nature of Science 1) THE NATURE OF SCIENCE- Pitjendara tribe of Australia finds answers about nature in stones called Ayer’s Rock; it contains 2 pictures of 2 snakes; Liru and Kunia; also contains sand-lizard man digging for water. The goal of science is to understand the world around us. Scientific Method-1) Observing & state problem 2) Forming hyp. 3) Test hyp. 4) Record & analyze data 5) Form conclusion 6) Replicate work. Control exp. allow researchers to isolate & test the effects of a s
Birth Defects
Birth Defects
Birth Defects The birth of a child should be a joyful event, you will be anticipated with pleasure throughout the nine monthos of pregnancy. But a hidden fear haunts parents that their child could be born with a birth defect. Parents are more worried about these birth defects than they are of having a boy or girl and rightfully so. Everyone just wants to have a healthy baby to love and care for. For parents to realistically assess their chances of have a healthy baby, here are some answers to co
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning One can imagine lying in bed with the knowledge that they have only a week to live. This prognosis is brought on because the person needs a new heart, liver, kidney, or any other life saving organ. Now that the realization of what has transpired hits this person it is time to find an organ donor. It could be the next car crash victim or someone from the immediate family. However, the odds of finding a donor grim. Wouldn\'t it be nice if the technology to clone a perfectly matching organ
Nutrition
Nutrition
Nutrition The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds strong and healthy bodies.1 The beef lobby, cereal manufacturers, bread makers, and drug companies have bombarded the public with iron being the cure-all for fatigue and iron-poor blood. People have been mislead by drug companies pushing iron supplements and by old-fashioned ideas about iron, the magical nutrient of strength. Even the cartoons of the past pushed iron as the secret ingredient in Popeye\'s spinach. T
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the process of scientifically changing the body. You can change the body by increasing reproduction, cloning, and engineering genes. The church is totally against genetic engineering for the reason that God made all of us different, for a reason. Also, people can be cured when genes are removed and new ones are added. Finally, there are quite a few animals used such as mice and goats. For example, two goats were genetically engineered to breed better mi