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Tay Sachs Vs Ald Research Paper

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It has come to my attention that you believe Tay-Sachs disease is less devastating than ALD. To make an assumption does not do you justice and I am here to inform you on each of these demyelinating diseases so you can understand why in fact Tay-Sachs disease is in fact more devastating than ALD

Myelin, the common factor in each disease, is a subsatnce that surrounds and insulates axons on some nerve cells, allowing for a faster transporting of signals and proper functioning of the nervous system. A demyelinating disease results in the damage of nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord due to the myelin sheath being destroyed, which is life threatening.

Adrenoleukodystrophy, more commonly known as ALD, can be easily understood if one knew
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