Christine Mau – Alternations in brain development due to Schizophrenia

Christine Mau – Alternations in brain development due to Schizophrenia

(music playing) Christine Mau: So we’re looking disorders such as Schizophrenia and mental retardation, Rett Syndrome, and these are all disorders where there’s an abnormality in the development of the brain, so the neurons don’t migrate the right way that they’re supposed to for example, in Schizophrenia, there’s abnormal clusters of neurons in the brain,…

The Race to Sequence the Human Genome | Retro Report

The Race to Sequence the Human Genome | Retro Report

I have this very aggressive type of cancer.It’s hard to treat.Precision medicine.It’s being called the future of healthcare.It means the right dose, of the right medicine, for the right patient.A super-targeted approach.It is really like a heat-seeking missile.Expectations are sky high for precision medicine, a new strategy that tailors treatment to individual patients.You can match…

What is Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)?

What is Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)?

The goal here is to try to get information to people who have just been diagnosed, who are completely overwhelmed by this whole thing, so let’s start with the basics: what is Li-Fraumeni syndrome? Well, Li-Fraumeni syndrome is an inherited cancer condition. It’s caused by mutations in a gene that’s called TP53. Individuals who have…

Myelodysplastic syndrome | Hematologic System Diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Myelodysplastic syndrome | Hematologic System Diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Myelodysplastic syndrome is usually something that’s tucked away into the corners of a textbook, in the section where they talk about leukemias, and it’s usually described as being a pre-leukemia. So, a precursor condition to the development of leukemia. and that’s not always necessarily the case. That’s not entirely true. So, what we’re going to…

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disabilities that can be inherited. It is caused by a change, or mutation,in a specific gene on the X chromosome. This gene is called the Fragile X mental retardation one gene, or F-M-R ONE gene for short. The F-M-R ONE gene is found in every…

Genetically Engineering Your DNA to Cure Disease | Retro Report

This is a milestone that could one day erase hereditary conditions.Just like you can change a single letter in a word document,now we can change single letters in the DNA.It’s called CRISPR.Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.The new gene editing platform CRISPR is generating a lot of excitement.CRISPR…But this isn’t the first time scientists have…