Genetics: What is Turner's Syndrome?
By: Amelia Emery
Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the loss, or monosomy, of one of the X chromosomes. This loss of a chromosome results in an individual with only 45 chromosomes. Individuals with Turner syndrome are always female as males need an X and a...
By: Amelia Emery
Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome, is a very rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging and the hardening of the arteries in children. This disorder was first described in 1886 by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson in England and then in 1897 by Dr. Hastings...
The skeletal system
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The skeletal system is composed of all the bones found in the body, including the joints that connect the skeletal system. The skeletal system protects all the internal organs of the body and provides a framework that permits the body to stand up and move...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
DNC stands for Dilation and Curettage and is a gynaecological procedure done for several different purposes. It can be both diagnostic and therapeutic while most often it is performed as an outpatient procedure. Although the patient could go home on the same day following a...
By: Lilith Eden
Recently, the medical community successfully determined the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Published August 22, 2011, WebMD’s article “Common Cause of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Found” revealed that this fatal disease results from the body’s incapacity...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
As the name suggest, desmosterolosis is a rare genetic disorder which has been documented in only few instances as a medical disorder. This has lead to a vacuum of knowledge in relation to this disease although the several cases that have been presented can give...
An overview of eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV)
By: Paula S. Thompson
Each year, more than two million people die from mosquito-borne diseases worldwide, diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. In the United States, there aren’t nearly as many people afflicted with mosquito-borne illnesses as there are in places like Africa and South and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
According to an article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, the DFNA5 gene was discovered while investigating a Dutch family whom were suffering from a genetically inherited hearing loss which was transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Further studies discovered another family in...
By: Alison Bowler
Deafness and hearing loss have many different causes including infection, traumatic injury and genetic makeup. With increased knowledge of the human genome, it is becoming possible to identify specific genes involved in such conditions. One of the genetic causes is a change in the coding...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Dagfinn Aarskog is a Norwegian pediatrician and a geneticist who described a syndrome characterized by short stature and abnormalities related to facial, genital and skeletal systems. The syndrome is considered to be a rare genetic disease and had been found to inherit as an x&mdash...

 

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