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  1. page Genetic Disorders edited ... Down Syndrome Huntington's Disease PKU
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    Down Syndrome
    Huntington's Disease
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  2. page ALS edited ... it is the one that most people may know it by: Lou Gehrig's disease. {nerves.gif} {uchr_06…
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    it is the one that most people may know it by: Lou
    Gehrig's disease.
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    Image: A comparison of how ALS attacks the motor cells
    and muscles. It shows your muscle and neurons before
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  3. page ALS edited [[image:space/showimage/header.gif]] {header.gif} What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? {n…
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    What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is a potentially
    fatal disease that affects the brain, spinal chord,
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    it is the one that most people may know it by: Lou
    Gehrig's disease.
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    Image: A comparison of how ALS attacks the motor cells
    and muscles. It shows your muscle and neurons before
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Thursday, May 24

  1. page Prader-Willi Syndrome edited ... What is Prader-Willi Syndrome? Prader-Willi Syndrome or PWR is a genetic disorder of chromoso…
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    What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?
    Prader-Willi Syndrome or PWR is a genetic disorder of chromosome 15. It is a congenital (present from birth) disease, characterized by decreased muscle tone, failure to grow and gain weight, and impaired mental capacity, and obesity. It causes the sex glands to produce little or no hormones.
    SyptomsSymptoms and Features
    There are many symptoms resulting from Prader-Willi Syndrome. Some include slow mental development, delayed motor development, characteristically small hands and feet as compared to the body, rapid weight gain caused by an insatiable appetite, food cravings, almond shaped eyes, and skeletal abnormalities, such as a narrow bifrontal skull. Symptoms also include floppy infants, undescended testicles (male), morbid obesity, and sometimes stretch marks on the skin.
    Causes
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  2. page Prader-Willi Syndrome edited ... By Jordan and Maria What is Prader-Willi Syndrome? Prader-willi Prader-Willi Syndrome or …
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    By Jordan and Maria
    What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?
    Prader-williPrader-Willi Syndrome or
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    from birth) diseasedisease, characterized by
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    grow and giangain weight, and impaired mental capacitycapacity, and obesity.
    Syptoms and Features
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    resulting from Prader-williPrader-Willi Syndrome. Some include:include slow mental
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    bifrontal skull. SyptomsSymptoms also include:include floppy infants,
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    morbid obesity, and sometimes stretch
    Causes
    Prader-williPrader-Willi Syndrome is
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    by a gene(s)gene or genes being deleted
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    of the fathersfather's DNA, most
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    of the mothersmother's chromosome 15. The mothersmother's copy of
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    gene is inaactive,inactive, so with
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    father.
    {Chromosomes_of_PWS.jpg} This is a picture of a normal paternal and maternal chromosome, and the father's affected chromosome, shown in the top left hand corner in light blue.
    Who it Affects
    Prader-Willi Syndrome affects 1:12,000-15,000 people of both sexes, and all races.
    Treatment
    While there is no known cure for PWS, the symptoms can be managed. During infancy there are special feeding techniques that can be followed. The physical problems can be managed by doing things such as limiting calorie intake, which will require cooperation on the patient's part, because they will attempt to obtain food whenever posible. Exercise helps to increase lean body mass and taking growth hormones help to improve muscle mass and growth. Speech therapists can help the patient's language skills to develop to an age appropriate level and other treatments such as weight monitoring, a low calorie, balanced diet, food restricton and daily exercise help the patient to try and mask the smptoms of the disorder.

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    Prader-Willi Syndrome apearedappeared in medical
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    1956 when endocronologistsendocrinologists Willi, Prader,
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    1 was induring the prebirth into early infancy
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    which the disordered child showed
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    2 is beteenbetween the ages
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    2 and 3 which3, and causes incontrolableincontrollable hunger. Prader-williPrader-Willi syndrome is just begginingbeginning to recieve world widereceive worldwide recognition. In
    How it can Affect People's Lives
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    generally very cheerful.cheerful and smile frequently. The obese
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    infertility (the inablilityinability to becme fertil).become fertile). Prader-Willi Syndrome
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    behavior.
    {Fatboy.jpeg} This is a picture of a child with Prader-Willi Syndrome, first with a small, undersized figure, then as an obese teenager later in life.
    Discussion Questions
    1.What, if any, is the cure for PWS? Explain.
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    different causes?(name all 3)all)
    3.How does it affect people's lives?
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Wednesday, May 23

  1. page Obesity edited ... You probably wouldn't think obesity wouldn't have much affect on people that are overweight bu…
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    You probably wouldn't think obesity wouldn't have much affect on people that are overweight but it dose. Obesity can affect people who are overweight in many ways. One of the effects that are caused by obesity is Heart Disease.Heart Deases is one of the main diseases that cause deaths.Another effect that is caused by obesity is a stroke ,which are mostly caused by a blood clot an artrey. Diabeates is also a effect of obesity. Like Heart diseases diabetes are major cause of an early death. Other effects of obesity are cancer / Gallstones of gallbladder,osteoarthritis,gout, breathing problems and many others. .
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Tuesday, May 22

  1. page Genetic Disorders edited ... Progeria Down Syndrome Huntington's Disease
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    Progeria
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Monday, May 21

  1. page Sanfilippo-syndrome edited sanfilippo syndrome By Oscar and J.B. Description of Sanfilippo Syndrome: Children that have…

    sanfilippo syndrome
    By Oscar and J.B.
    Description of Sanfilippo Syndrome:
    Children that have Sanfilippo Syndrome do not have an essential enzyme which breaks down a body sugar called heparin sulfate. Sanfilippo Syndrome is one of the seven Mucopolysaccharide Disorders. There are four different enzyme problems that cause Sanfilippo Syndrome. The Sanfilippo disorders are in classes called A, B, C, or D. There is a small difference between the four classes. There have been a few cases of class B form reported where the children have been healthy until early adult life. Sanfilippo syndrome is transmitted by autosomal recessive traits. It probably is one of the most or most common of the mucopolysaccharide storage diseases. Sanfilippo syndrome starts taking effect relatively late rather then early onset in the person’s life Sanfilippo syndrome was first described in the year 1963 by Dr. Sylvester Sanfilippo.Sanfilippo syndrome is considered rare, with an occurrence rate of 1 out of every 25,000 live births. It is a recessive hereditary disorder because both parents have to be carriers of the defective gene and both must pass the gene on to the child in order for the child to be affected. There is a one in four chance of having a child born with Sanfilippo syndrome when both parents are carriers. There is also a two in three chance that unaffected children will be carriers. People with Sanfilippo syndrome have diferent features from Hurler Syndrome; the cornea of the Sanfilippo victim is clear, and the life span is possibly longer.
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