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    Huntington’s disease Huntington’s disease, found within Cellular and Molecular Biology, is a fatal genetic disorder that causes progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It is a rare autosomal dominant progressive neurodegenerative disease. In this essay, Huntington’s disease will be discussed in reference to the biology behind the faulty HTT gene, the signs and symptoms associated with the disease, along with coping mechanisms and outcomes for those suffering from the disorder. To begin, we will discuss the mutant HTT gene that causes Huntington’s disease. This was first discovered by George Huntington, a 22-year-old American doctor who began with writing a paper called On Chorea in 1872 where Huntington’s chorea (more commonly…

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    Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease is one of the most dreaded diseases among the group of genetic diseases. Huntington’s affects the basal ganglia portion of the brain it is reasonable for a person’s motor functions. Over time huntingtin’s destroys this area. The disease’s name is derived from the ancient Greek word dance. It is named this because after the portion of the brain is partially destroyed, the person walks with an unintentional sway, an almost dance like movement. (Blachford)…

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    of Study 3 – Investigating an Issue • How is Huntington’s Disease inherited and what are the consequences and treatments for this genetic disorder? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Huntington’s Disease is a specific neurological condition that affects the brain and nervous system. This specific disease is inherited by an autosomal dominant pattern meaning a single copy of the altered gene in each cell may cause the…

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    Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary disease that is marked by the degenerations of brain cells and causes a chorea and progressive dementia. The symptoms can affect one’s cognitive state, psychiatric level, behavior, and their physical movements and appearance. (2) Less than two hundred thousand people between the ages of eighteen to sixty have consulted with their doctor and were diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. When someone has one defective gene, that single gene would have to create…

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    Huntington's disease is caused by a expanding mutation to the DNA code. This disease affects about one out of ten thousand. People with this disease have a fifty to fifty chance of passing it on to their children. The symptoms start from ages thirty to fifty. Six percent of people that carry this disease can get Juvenile Huntington's Disease which affects kids and teenagers. Most patients die about ten to twenty years after symptoms begin. Huntington's Disease is a neurodegenerative disease…

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    Huntington’s disease is a devastating and progressive neurological disease that results in physiological and psychological disorders. In 1872, an American physician George Huntington identified an illness as chorea, a Greek translation for choreography or dance, which explained how people affected with this disorder would constantly twist, turn and distort their bodies in a constant, uncontrollable dance-like fashion (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). Later, the disease was called…

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    Huntington Disease Introduction Case 2 presents a story of two brothers Brain and Jeff, whose father was diagnosed some time ago with Huntington’s disease (HD). Upon realization that the father may not live too long, Brain decided to reconcile with his father. Jeff however cannot forgive him the fact that he left the family and refuses to visit his father. The communication between two brothers ceases to the point that Jeff does not want to know anything about his father and his…

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    approximately 30,000 Americans have Huntington’s disease (HD). Huntington’s disease, also known as Huntington’s chorea, is an autosomal dominant disorder that causes selected neural cell death. With this disease comes concerns regarding what the disease is, its history, and its symptoms. In addition to those components, its stages, diagnoses, and treatments are of great importance as well. Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in…

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    Huntington’s disease (HD) is one of many neurological conditions that exist and is prevalent in about 7 people per 100,000 (Lundy-Ekman, 2013, p. 245). It is more commonly seen areas of a predominantly white population, such as Europe, North America, as well as Australia, due to a higher frequency of certain alleles that are repeated in these populations (Walker, 2007, p. 221). This disease is classified as a neurodegenerative disorder, which is a term that is used to describe CNS…

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    Introduction The scientific study of Huntington’s Disease (HD) had began in 1872, by George Huntington who is a family physician that had published a report on the clinical symptoms and peculiar mode of inheritance of the disorder.(1, 2) Huntington’s disease has 3 subtypes according to the age onset, which are infantile, juvenile and the adult-onset.(2) Individuals with Huntington’s disease can become asymptomatic between the ages of 1 and 80 years.(3) The typical mean age of onset is 40 years,…

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