Huntington's Disease

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The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of Huntington's disease, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding Huntington's-including whether or not it is beneficial to kn; Each ...
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Overview


The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of Huntington's disease, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding Huntington's-including whether or not it is beneficial to kn; Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757750
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Huntington's Disease

1 An Overview of Huntington's Disease Laith Farid Gulli Rebecca J. Frey 16

2 Venezuela Village Holds Cure for Hereditary Illness Benedict Mander 23

3 The Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease May Become Easier Cell Press 28

4 Scientists Image the Protein Responsible for Huntington's Disease Symptoms Agatha Bardoel 33

5 Research on Huntington's Disease Is Progressing: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 38

Chapter 2 Controversies Concerning Huntington's Disease

1 There Are Good Reasons to Know Whether One Has the Gene for Huntington's Disease Eryn Brown 50

2 Many People Do Not Want to Know or Reveal a Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease Laura Spinney 55

3 Genetically Engineered Monkeys May Lead to a Better Understanding of Huntington's Disease Quinn Eastman 63

4 Monkeys Should Not Be Used for Research Gill Langley 68

5 Marijuana Is a Legitimate Treatment for Huntington's Disease Adi Jaffe 74

6 Medical Marijuana Is Not a Legitimate Medical Treatment Charles Lane 79

Chapter 3 Personal Experiences with Huntington's Disease

1 Getting Tested for Huntington's Disease Smiling Sara 86

2 A Huntington's Patient Shares His Sense of Loss Phil Hardt 90

3 Finding the Will to Live with Huntington's Disease Charlotte Raven 94

Glossary 104

Chronology 106

Organizations to Contact 108

For Further Reading 111

Index 114

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