Talk:2011 Group Project 2
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2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip
Hey sorry I missed the lab class today, im having some family troubles but will be back in sydney on the weekend. If somebody could let me know what happened etc I would really appreciate it. Are we still doing Duchennes or did another group choose it too?
Hello, I hope that you family gets better soon. So, we had to flip a coin with another group about Duchennes and unfortunately lost. We decided that we'll all think about what else we would find interesting until Sunday and post our suggestions here so that we can make a decision about it on Sunday or early this week. If I understand right, it would be the best if we find a disorder that is really caused during embryonic development. Hence Duchennes and Thalassamia for example are not the best ones any way. Have a good week end guys. --Anna Marx 18:51, 11 August 2011 (EST)
Thanks Anna, I will have a look at some now and see what I can find :) --Sarah Jenkins 15:20, 12 August 2011 (EST)
- Conjoined twins. It results from abnormalities in the original process of cell division.
- Spina Bifida is due to incomplete closing of the neural tube
- Cri Du chat syndrome
- Ectodermal dysplasia
Hi! I think there are so many interesting congenital diseases/abnormalities which we could choose. I have had a look around and I think that DiGeorge Syndrome would be a good topic! First, it is due to some abnormalities in the chromosome 22, hence there is a genetic component. Second, it occurs in 1 of 4000 people and there are lots of variations from person to person, hence there will be a lot of research and a lot of information that we can use. Third, a defect in the migration of neural crest cells is included, which means it happens during embryonic development. So, may be you can have a look into it and let me know what you think. Have a good week end, Anna --Anna Marx 15:03, 13 August 2011 (EST)
I had a quick look and this looks like a good one. I'm happy to do DiGeorge if everyone else is?? --Sarah Jenkins 10:40, 14 August 2011 (EST)
Hey guys, just found a review article that I thought was rather interesting, it's an animal model for Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. I also found a primary journal article that discusses drug delivery for the condition . I will print these articles for myself tonight and give them a quick read tomorrow and then paste a quick summary of the articles here just for you guys to consider :)
--Sarah Jenkins 10:00, 6 August 2011 (EST)
Primary http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15991868 Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a developing country over a 10-year period.
Review http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14526374 Advances in Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy.
--Anna Marx 12:52, 8 August 2011 (EST)
Hello! Those articles above look great. From the little research I have done it looks like there is plenty of research to choose from, so that makes our job a little easier I hope. The primary journal article I found talks about the expression of the DMD Gene Products in Embryonic Stem Cells, so hoping that this will allow us to elaborate a bit on the genetic aspects of the development and potential early identification, as symptoms do not usually appear in humans until a few years of age . Also the review article I found refers to two other types of muscular dystrophies as well as DMD (SCARMD, CMD), highlighting many key developments in research. Seem to be very informative, also refers a bit to the importance of animal models in these developments .
--Z3288196 12:19, 11 August 2011 (EST)