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  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotional state (Schoenstadt). There are two forms of Huntington’s disease (Sheth). The most common is adult-onset Huntington’s disease, with persons usually developing symptoms in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). There is an early onset form of Huntington’s disease, beginning in childhood or adolescence, and makes up a small percentage of the Huntington’s population (Sheth). Huntington’s disease is a

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s disease (HD) is rare genetic neurodegenerative disease. The neurons in the brain progressively during a person’s lifetime degenerate to a point where the brain’s motor, cognitive, and psychiatric functions are affected. The symptoms from these disturbances can include, unintended weight loss, sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The average age of the symptoms onset is generally between 30 to 50 years of age however there are instances where

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s Disease is a brain disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotions (Schoenstadt). It is a genetic disorder generally affecting people in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). Worldwide, Huntington’s disease (affects between 3-7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry (Schoenstadt). In the United States alone, 1 in every 30,000 people has Huntington’s disease (Genetic Learning Center). Huntington’s Disease is a multi-faceted disease, with a complex inheritance pattern and a wide range

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease is a genetic autosomal disorder which effects the brain. It affects about 1 in 20,000 individuals. The symptoms of the disease do not start to occur until after or around 40 years of age. With the onset of the disease the patient starts to gradually deteriorate intellectually, this deterioration also causes involuntary movements. Scientists have only recently found the section of the gene which causes Huntington's disease, and this is allowed them

  • Huntington's Disease

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    and the NCBI lab I was selected to research about Huntington’s disease. To get more information about this disease, I went onto www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. From there I had to search by its Accession Number, which is NM_002111. Once I found the information needed I was able to find the following information within the website. The diseases official name is Huntingtin, with the symbol of HTT. The organism of interest most focused on having this disease is Homo sapiens, or more commonly referred to as humans

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s disease can be described as a genetic disorder in which nerve cells in the brain start to degenerate. A single abnormal gene, the basic biological units of heredity, produces Huntington’s disease. There are many symptoms, genetic tests, and treatments to the disease, although there is no cure. Someone whom has Huntington’s disease will show symptoms. There may be behavioral changes before movement problems like: hallucinations, irritability, paranoia, or restlessness. They might also

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington's Disease A shadow of love doesn't have arms to embrace you, to make you feel wanted and secure. It only blocks out the warmth of what could be. -Jean Miller, a woman whose daughter Kelly died of Huntington's Disease A woman stares pensively out her bedroom window. Today is her twenty-seventh birthday. Most people have the whole rest of their lives to look forward to when staring out the window at this age, but not Sylvia. She isn't sure. Ten years ago her mother was diagnosed

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington's Disease In 1872, George Huntington, American physician, researched and published a report on a disease that affected several generations of a family in East Hampton on Long Island. The clinical manifestations reflected Huntington’s disease (HD) with chorea, psychiatric and cognitive impairment and slow progression of deterioration leading to death. Huntington’s disease is an autosomal- dominant neurodegenerative disorder that is hereditary in nature. National Institute of Neurological

  • A Briefing of Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s disease is one the most overwhelming disorder throughout the medical history. It is a genetic disorder that is caused by an altered gene inherited by a parent that affects the brain. It affects the part of the brain that controls thinking, emotions and movement. This can cause unsteady and uncontrollable movement in the hands, feet and face. Abnormal movements such as walking, talking and swallowing are greatly affected by this disease. In 1872, Doctor George Huntington wrote an essay

  • Summary of Huntington's Disease

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    Disease Summary Huntington’s disease is of great concern because it is a genetic disease that affects many people worldwide. Huntington’s is described by Wider and Luthi-Carter (2006) as the most prevalent inherited neurodegenerative disorder in humans, affecting between two to eight per 100,000 inhabitants of Western countries. Huntington’s also has a slow onset with an average age of onset around 40 (Wider & Luthi-Carter, 2006). Wider and Luthi-Carter (2006) note the cause of this disease to be

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