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Bins Wanders Disease
They are related.: Cjd and mad cow are prion disorders. Prion diseases are caused by misfolding of the prion protein. The misfolded protein is capable of inducing the normal form of the prion protein to misfold as well. In typical cjd the misfolded protein is human prion protein. In mad cow disease misfolded protein is bovine prion, which causes disease in cattle and can cause misfolding of human prion protein too. ...Read more
Two prospective parents learn that they each carry on allele for tay-sachs disease, do they also suffer from the disease?
Protective gene: The carrier state exists & thrives because the unaffected allele is able to provide a protective level of the enzyme needed to avoid symptoms.By providing a basic level of enzyme production, the body can go about its normal metabolic activities without the buildup of toxic materials that cause the disease state. ...Read more
DBS: Deep brain stimulation affects nerve transmission and function with improved outcomes in parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and many dystonias, but so far, no role in alzheimer's, but at least one project in on way. At best, it may help symptoms, but has no effect on genetic susceptibility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sister died @ 29.Diag was meth od.She's 3rd in us born w/ beckwith weidmann.Her organs are very enlarged. Ex:heart 720gr. Consumed 24hrs b4 death. 65mcg/l in blood. Can that much kill 24hrs later?
Ds le cas du carence de Ca ds les cellules ces dernieres seront moins sensibles aux hormones thyroidiens malgre taux normal de t3, (liothyronine)t4.c'est vrai?
Yes: They are different diseases, with some simiar symptoms- see pcp. ...Read more
Unusual question: why do you want to know? Are you writing a homework assignment or has someone told you that you or someone you know has an abnormal chromosome 17? The answers come from the cytogeneticist who analyzed the chromosomes==not from a list of over a thousand genetic loci which might have mutations. ...Read more
Yes: And make U sick: Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read. I learned that ticks usually must be attached for at least 24 hours before there is risk of getting lyme, but not so for the lone star tick...In less than 24 hours of attachment you could get iinfected. The white spot on the tick is easy to see, so get to your md quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can t healthy dopaminergic neurons be moved into the area of parkinson s affected neurons to treat parkinson s disease ?
Not so simple: Most of the dopaminergic neurons end in the substantia nigra of the midbrain, originating in various deep brain structures. These nerves are already affected by the disease. Unaffected nerves of course still remain but remain connected to brainstem. So outside nerve cells (from another source like stem cells are needed) nerves don't like to be moved around anyway, because they often die. ...Read more
Mad cow disease: Mad cow disease (bse) affects cattle, and when it affects humans it is called variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease (vcjd). It is believed to be caused by a specific type of misfolded protein called a prion. Most cases worldwide are reported in the uk. By october 2009, it had killed 166 people in the uk, and 44 elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deer ticks & maybe..: The most common carriers of borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes lyme disease, are deer ticks (ixodes scapularis) and their cousin ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick). There is evidence lone star ticks may transmit it. Other ixodes species may carry it too, as may dog ticks and rocky mountain wood ticks. See http://www.Canlyme.Com/ticks.Html for more info on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In creutzfeldt jacob disease (cjd) and/or new variant cjd, is the classical/alternate complement pathway negatively affected in any way?
No: There's no inflammatory response to the prions. Given that everything affects everything else in a petri dish (which is why everything supposedly causes and prevents cancer), i must advise you that this line of inquiry isn't going to lead to anything helpful. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, thanks for asking. ...Read more
Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more
Eventually, yes: Lbd is not the same as alzheimers. However, there also is no cure, and it is progressive - either slow or rapid. So, it is terminal but an average life expectancy after DX is 5-7 yrs. The worst of it is that the symptoms are quite difficult to manage and few families can avoid residential care. Here's a link: http://www.Lbda.Org/content/role-palliative-and-hospice-care-in-lbd. Hope you find help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? ...Read more