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  • Galactosemia Essay

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    Galactosemia missing works cited Galactosemia is a potentially fatal genetic defect that prevents the body from metabolizing milk. It is fatal because an infant's early diet consists mostly of milk. The disease does not usually hinder the development of children in North America or Europe; it is a not-uncommon cause of death, however, in third-world nations, where lactose-free milk is not readily available. So, what impacts people afflicted with galactosemia more, the fact that they have

  • Galactosemia Research Paper

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    constantly running, they couldn’t find what was wrong with me. The next day, a young intern in the NICU acted on something he remembered from Medical School. He found the answer when he got the blood test back- I was a 1 in 80,000 baby born with Galactosemia type I.

  • Classic Galactosemia Type 1

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    Classic Galactosemia, Type 1, is a complex disorder and the exact pathophysiology has is controversial. However, it is most commonly accepted that the main factor is the accumulation of galactose-1-phosphate, gal-1P, which is due to the impairment of galactose-1-phosphate uridylytransferase, GALT. This reaction uses the GALT enzyme as a part of the Leloir pathway which enables the body to process galactose. The GLAT enzyme itself belongs to the histidine triad super family and is a member of branch

  • Metabolic Disorder Research Paper

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    comprise of pain in extremities during childhood, with heart and kidney disease and stroke in adulthood. • Krabbe disease- It refers to progressive damage of nerve, delayed development in young children and occasional adverse effect on adults. Galactosemia Impaired break down of sugar galactose results in vomiting, jaundice and enlargement of liver post breast feeding or forluma feeding to a newborn. Maple syrup urine disease In this disease, deficiency of BCKD enzyme results in creation of amino

  • Genes and Their Control Over Humans Essay

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    Genes and Their Control Over Humans ' They (genes) are in you and me; they created us, body and mind' This statement by Richard Dawkins poses the question of how much and in what way our genes control us, whether they are responsible for our hereditary features only, or for all behavior and environmental aspects of our persona. A reductionist view implies that only specific tasks are carried out by the genes.We know that most genes synthesize for proteins

  • Persuasive Essay On Hurricanes

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    tropical island, until two years ago when I moved to the US. Hurricanes in my memory, when growing up, were school time off. It was also seen as time to spend with family, watching the wind move the trees and rain fall. Having a strict diet due to galactosemia, I didn’t find it enjoyable eating canned meat and crackers. So far P.R. has been lucky, almost twenty years of avoiding even a category one force hurricane. Until now, hurricanes seem to change their path up to two hundred miles away. Many answered

  • Breast Feeding And Bottle Feeding

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    Breast Feeding and Bottle Feeding in Relation to Nursing Practice By Stephen Samson 201201274 Presented to Dr. Judith Cormier Nursing 355:10 Perinatal Nursing Department of Nursing St. Francis Xavier University October 7, 2014 Abstract Research has shown that nursing implications have an impact on breast-feeding and bottle-feeding; the main three aspects that allow nurses to have an impact are teaching, collaboration, and support. Under these three sections there will be discussion

  • Breast Feeding Vs. The Bottle

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    Breast-feeding vs. The Bottle: The Decision is yours “Some mothers have to give up breastfeeding even though they want to breastfeed. To give up breastfeeding can be a sensitive issue in a time when breastfeeding is promoted as the healthiest for mother and child” (Larsen & Kronborg, 2013, p. 848). The debate over whether breast-feeding is better than bottle-feeding or vice versa has been a debate for many years. With more and more research that is continuously being developed, the option to breast-feed

  • Cirrhosis of the Liver

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    Cirrhosis is the 11th leading cause of death by disease in the United States. Almost one half of these are alcohol related. About 25,000 people die from cirrhosis each year. Description/Definition Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of normal, healthy liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue, blocking the flow of blood through the organ and preventing it from working as it should, as well as regenerative nodules leading to progressive loss of liver function

  • Metabolism Essay

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    Metabolism “Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments” (Metabolism). Metabolism breaks down the food that we eat, transforming it into energy for our bodies. Metabolism is broken down into two categories Anabolism and Catabolism, which help aid in the chemical reaction process. Specific proteins in the body control the chemical