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Genetics of Gaucher Disease
This review article discusses genetic, clinical and evolutionary aspects of Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of lipid storage. It is very common worldwide. This... More > review covers traditional laboratory and genetic testing for Gaucher disease, with specific attention given to the effectiveness and limitations of these tests. Treatment options, including experimental gene therapy, are covered as well. We explored the prevalence of this disorder and compared rates of occurrence of different mutations among different ethnic groups. Special attention has been given to the evolutionary aspect of Gaucher disease – we discussed anthropologic and animal studies and analyzed the most popular hypothesis of the selective advantage of Gaucher disease. This review article also discusses the rates of occurrence of neurological, pulmonary and cardio-vascular disease in Gaucher disease patients.< Less
Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
Why do children resemble their parents and siblings? Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including... More > what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Students learn about new discoveries in the field of genetics and how those discoveries have helped to cure or even prevent certain diseases, as well as examine controversial issues in genetics such as genetically modified foods and stem cell research.
Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology,
Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life. Projects include building a 3D DNA double-helix model, extracting DNA, using a Punnett square, and evaluating the benefits and risks of genetically engineering a new species.< Less
Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Review
This review article is focused on genetic and clinical characteristics of cystic fibrosis (CF), a hereditary disorder that causes electrolyte and fluid transport imbalances. Cystic fibrosis has been... More > considered primarily a disease of European population. This article provides statistics from the latest studies and explores recent data from WHO to demonstrate an important concept - cystic fibrosis affects all races and ethnic groups, but due to the lack of awareness, it is often unrecognized. This review covers in-depth classification of types of CF and discusses adult, neonatal and prenatal screening, including newest genetic screening. A new concept of evolutionary advantage of some hereditary conditions has been recently introduced in medical sciences. Using the data from latest anthropologic and clinical studies, we provide evidence in support of the hypothesis that gene for cystic fibrosis developed under evolutionary pressure and confers beneficial effect to the gene carriers.< Less
Skin Diseases of Rabbits
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This book results from requests from rabbit owners and veterinarians who were seeking reliable, up to date information about skin diseases and their treatment. Material related to rabbits is, indeed,... More > not readily available, or limited to a chapter in rabbit medicine or veterinary books. Here, a comprehensive approach aims at describing a skin disorder and its rabbit-specific clinical signs, diagnosis, and rabbit-safe treatment options. The book chapters deal with rabbit skin anatomy, examination of rabbits, and viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, mechanical, genetic, hormonal, immune and neoplastic diseases. Pen drawings illustrate the different disorders.
The collaboration with a veterinarian and a rabbit owner has contributed to the clarity and the quality of the provided information. Hopefully “Skin Diseases of Rabbits” will appeal to the small animal and exotic practitioner, veterinary students, veterinary nurses, and owners, and become a helpful addition to their handling and treating rabbits.< Less
DEVELOPING A DISEASE RESISTANT POTATO
This is a brief analysis of the basics of genetics as it applies to the potatos and what has to be done to develop a disease resistant potato.
How to Escape From Heart Disease
Nowadays heart disease is most common, suffering people from different part of the world. At this time it is considered as one of the most prevalent diseases in the world.
Starting from family... More > history to life style pattern, all can effect on heart disease. Besides genetics, lifestyle has a special effect on heart diseases.
Smoking is one of the main causes of heart disease and now it is measured one of the major threats on human heart.
Obesity is another factor that has vulnerable effect on human cardiovascular system. Obese person are more susceptible to heart attack and different heart diseases.
But with proper precaution it is possible to maintain common heart diseases and possible to keep the heart healthy. Only by lifestyle management, the risk of heart diseases can be reduced to a great extent.< Less
Natural Products, Chemical Compounds, and Gene Targets for Weight Loss: Discoveries from Genetic Interactions
Body weight is decided by the balance between food intake and energy expenditure. Some genes have been found to be important signal molecules in the cells and play crucial roles in the central... More > regulation of food intake, feeding behavior, and energy homeostasis. These genes are potential targets and biomarkers for the treatment of obesity and associated diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Many natural products, such as extracts and compounds from fruits and herbs, have weight loss effects and can protect against high-fat-diet induced obesity. These natural products and compounds can be used in food ingredients, diet therapy, or drug components for the treatment of obesity. Recent scientific studies have elucidated the molecular mechanisms of these products. The weight loss effects of these products may be mediated through adjusting genes involved in energy homeostasis. (Journal of Personalized and Systems Medicine)< Less
CLONING 666 - THE NEW AGE OF SHADOW CLONING, STEM CELLS, & GENETIC ENGINEERING – A List Of Bio Companies Studying Regeneration
CHAPTER 1 INVITROGEN AND APPLIED
CHAPTER 2 EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
CHAPTER 3 CLONING DEBATES
CHAPTER 4 STEM CELL RESEARCH DEBATES
CHAPTER... More > 5 BIOSPACE LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CHAPTER 6 REGENERATIVE MEDICINE CURING
DISEASES AND REPAIRING TISSUE DAMAGE THROUGH STEM CELL TECH?
CHAPTER 7 SUNSTAR CONCLUSION ABOUT HOW
THE DARK SIDE OF REGENERATIVE
MEDICINE HELPS TO KEEP THE
CHAPTER 8 GENESIS 6 – FALLEN ANGELS MARRYING
MORTAL WOMEN AND A SCIENTIFIC
EXPLANATION FOR HOW THEIR DNA
REPRODUCED GIANTS FOR CHILDREN WHO WERE HEROES OF OLD, MEN OF RENOWN, BUT BECAME EVIL.
CHAPTER 9 CLONING 666< Less