Neurodegenerative disorders

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  • Inside The O Briens Analysis

    Lisa Genova’s Inside the O’Briens explores the impact of a genetic, neurological disease on a close-knit family. For this particular book, Genova selected to examine how Huntington’s disease can affect the relationships and lives of family members following a diagnosis. Joe O’Brien is the primary character targeted by this disease, but his family absorbs the shock via adjustments to symptoms and possible diagnosis later in life. Throughout this analysis, I will consider how Joe’s novel diagnosis impacts his family members, identify the key issues and points about Huntington’s disease, and indicate how reading this book has affected my understanding of Huntington’s disease, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to continuing,…

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  • Lou Gehrig's Disease In Sports

    ailments such as alzheimer 's, dementia, parkinson 's disease, and huntington 's disease. These ailments are very effective and can not be undone, some are so severe it results in death. Concussions and Head Trauma may seem similar in a way, but the factors that come with them are not. Concussions can be fatal if not treated right, while head trauma has lasting factors but is not as dangerous. Sugar Ray Robinson was the perfect example of someone who suffered a lot of head trauma with a total of…

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  • The Definition Of Dementia

    range because, like always, this condition is different for everyone (Snow). Another popular dementia is Lewy Bodies with Dementia. It is said that one out of ten people that have dementia have Lewy Bodies with Dementia (“About Dementia”). “Lewy Bodies are abnormal aggregation (or clumps) of the protein alpha synuclein. These neurons are what controls movement through the body, this is why many confuse this with part of the brain called the cortex”(“Types of Dementia”). Many confuse Lewy Bodies…

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  • Alzheimer's Movie Analysis

    beginning stages of Alzheimer’s an individual will experience confusion and will easily forget things. In the later stages of this disease, an individual’s memory, speech and language are greatly impacted. Through each stage an individual’s memory, ability to make decisions, performing everyday tasks, language, and voluntary movements slowly degenerate. Eventually, the individual’s involuntary functions (heart rate, breathing) will degenerate and the individual will eventually die. In the HBO…

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  • Sweet Sleep Research Paper

    the wear and tear accumulated during the day during the period of slumber. However, when one does not get enough sleep, the body is unable to produce enough melatonin, a hormone with antioxidant properties which helps to prevent damage to cells. As a result, the cells become easily inflamed and this hinders our immune system from functioning properly. This disruption eventually promotes the growth of cancer cells over long periods of time. If you have trouble sleeping, you may be suffering…

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  • Mental Illness In Prisons

    Every so often mental illness may run in families, which suggests that people who have a family member with a mental illness may be at risk to develop one themselves. Severe mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are brain diseases and biological conditions like heart disease or epilepsy. Instead of treating these unfortunate individuals with compassion they are more likely to incarcerate the mentally ill in correctional institutions rather than treating them in health care…

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  • Huntingtin: A Genetic Analysis

    Pathophysiology Huntingtin is a protein whose exact function is unknown. What is understood about it though is how important of a part it serves for the nerve cells in the brain (HTT, 2016). When the gene HTT that codes for this protein becomes mutated (mHTT), it causes what is known as Huntington disease (HD). This is an autosomal dominant disorder meaning only a single gene needs to be altered in order to cause this disease (Huntington disease, 2016). If there is one parent affected, each…

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  • Biofeedback Machines

    practice, as a synergistic approach to medication. Some mental health cannot recover in a short time and therefore, require continuous therapy that helps to correct some deficits that exist in their bodies. As such, alternative therapeutic approaches have been identified as approaches that are to be considered on some of the symptoms that are present in the patients. For instance, depression, anxiety, mano depression, and other mental disturbances have been identified as common in mental health…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Pgd

    knowledge of genetics. This technique has allowed many of parents to avoid passing on deadly disorders to their children. In one case, Amanda Kalinsky, from “Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases” by Gina Kolata, was told that she had the gene for Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, which would inevitably result in a horrendous death. She declared that she would abstain from having another child with such a disease until she discovered and used IVF which allowed her…

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  • Huntington's Disease

    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.…

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