Tag: genetic disorder

The Promising Future For Thalassemia Anemia Treatment

The Promising Future For Thalassemia Anemia Treatment

[ 0 ] 2012-07-06 | |

Within the human body, the continual delivery of oxygen to our cells is crucial for the healthy operation of our tissues, organs, muscles and the brain. In more extreme cases, an interruption of blood flow to the heart, brain or lungs for even a few minutes will quickly cause serious injury or even death due […]

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Polycystic Kidney Disease And Uncontrolled Healing

Polycystic Kidney Disease And Uncontrolled Healing

[ 0 ] 2011-06-23 | |

As the purification system for our bodies, our kidneys are responsible for the removal of waste materials that accumulate in our blood as a normal part of everyday functioning. The wastes from the operation of our cells and the ongoing breakdown of body tissues must all be cleansed from our blood in order to prevent […]

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In The Thick Of The Hunt For Huntington’s Disease

In The Thick Of The Hunt For Huntington’s Disease

[ 0 ] 2010-08-01 | |

From its initial identification as a genetic disorder involving one gene in 1993, the advances made in understanding Huntington’s Disease continue to accumulate rapidly. This is good news because such progress is not typical of a rare disease.

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Revolting Against Hemophilia, ‘The Royal Disease’ – Researching Better Treatments

Revolting Against Hemophilia, ‘The Royal Disease’ – Researching Better Treatments

[ 0 ] 2010-04-25 | |

Although hemophilia is a rare disease, this blood clotting disorder is famous because of its effects on a number of historic royal families. Today, however, research is finding ways to better treat the disease and eliminate both the costs to the health care system and individual lives.

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The Extravagances of ‘The Royal Disease’ Hemophilia

The Extravagances of ‘The Royal Disease’ Hemophilia

[ 0 ] 2010-04-19 | |

Although hemophilia is a rare disease, this blood clotting disorder has gained considerable attention because of its implications to a number of royal families of old. Today, however, the high costs to individuals and society in treating the disease are what give it notoriety.

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Keeping It Together with Marfan Syndrome – A Connective Tissue Disease

Keeping It Together with Marfan Syndrome – A Connective Tissue Disease

[ 0 ] 2010-03-16 | |

Rarely do we think of the consequences that might result were our bodies not held together as well as they are. For some people with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome, the most severe implications of a body that does not resist the forces and strains of everyday can be fatal.

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Preventing Prostate Cancer, the Number Two Cancer Killer of Men

Preventing Prostate Cancer, the Number Two Cancer Killer of Men

[ 0 ] 2010-03-01 | |

Though prostate cancer is the number 2 cancer killer of men and it has both genetic and age related risks, reducing one’s personal risk of developing this very common cancer is still possible. The key is to understand the risk factors.

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