End stages of huntingtons disease - How technology helped diagnose and treat inherited diseases ?

Early Signs Of Huntingtons Disease          Huntington’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder. This is an inherited disease and produces physical, mental and emotional changes. It produces involuntary jerky movements as the disease progresses. This disorder is named after the American physician George Huntington who described it in 1872.More...

End Stages Of Huntingtons Disease

End Stages Of Huntingtons Disease

At a late stage of the Huntington’s disease the patient loses the ability to drive. Generally a person values his capability to drive as a sign of competence that helps him to remain independent. Loss of driving ability comes as a blow to the patient.More...

How Do You Get Huntington Disease ?

How Do You Get Huntington Disease

Huntington’s disease is due to a genetic disorder. The Huntington gene (HTT) is located on the short arm of chromosome 4. HTT contains a sequence of three DNA bases -- cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) -- repeated multiple times. CAG is the genetic code for amino acid glutamine. The repeated part of the gene is known as PolyQ region.More...

How Technology Helped Diagnose And Treat Inherited Diseases?

How Technology Helped Diagnose And Treat Inherited Diseases

Many diseases are known to occur due to mutation taking place in certain genes. When the individual inherits the mutated gene from the parent he is at risk of getting the disease. Everyone gets two copies of most of the genes, one each from both the parents. The possibility of both copies of the gene having mutations is very rare if both the parents are unrelated to each other.More...

Huntington Disease Facts

Huntington Disease Facts

Huntington’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder which is inherited. It produces physical and mental changes in the individual. This affects approximately 1 in 30,000 in United States. This disease affects a person’s ability to think, talk and move. Huntington’s is inherited from either one or both the parents. This disorder was named after the American physician George Huntington, who described it accurately in 1872.More...

Huntingtons Disease And Michael J Fox

Huntingtons Disease And Michael J Fox

Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian American actor. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His family lived in different cities and towns across Canada because of his father’s career. The family finally settled in Vancouver in 1971 when his father retired.More...

What Percent Of People Have Huntington Disease ?

What Percent Of People Have Huntington Disease

Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that causes changes in the functioning of the brain. This causes decline in several mental abilities and can lead to behavioral and psychiatric problems. This is caused by the mutation in the huntingtin gene which gives rise to mutant huntingtin protein. This protein in turn causes cell changes in the brain.More...

Why Is Huntington Disease Not Increasing In Population ?

Why Is Huntington Disease Not Increasing In Population

Huntington’s disease is an inherited autosomal dominant disease. The affected individual inherits a copy of the mutant allele from an affected parent. There is a 50 percent chance of the offspring inheriting the mutant allele from the parent and getting affected by this disorder.More...