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Best way to develop cures and effective treatments for disease?

Wouldn't it make more sense for the medical experts, universities, and governments to focus on one horrible disease at a time and work each on in order until the top 10 are cured. Why use a shotgun approach when it's proven not to work. We need a Manhattan project against cancer. Spend the billions and billions of dollars on Cancer, cure it, and move on to something else. If you spread out 90 billion dollars on 90,000 diseases, you are doing nothing but paying the salary of 90,000 geeks in a lab coat to screw around on pet ideas and pis sing grant dollars away.
Focus everyone from proffessors to doctors to pharmacutical companies to volunteers for controlled tests on one disease and it will be cured very soon.
Or we can keep doing what we've been doing and we'll make a lot of people rich doing absolutely nothing to benefit the general public.

i believe that they are very close to curing disease through peoples genetic make up by identifying faulty cells and correcting or eliminating them  (+ info)

What is the disease caused by abnormal chromosomes inherited by a child from one or both parents?

Health Homework.

16. What is the disease caused by abnormal chromosomes or by defective genes inhereted by a child from one or both parents?

It's 10 letters and has the letter "t" in it.

Huntington Disease  (+ info)

What skin disease similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

I have lighter color dots of skin on my body, but they are not white. Someone told me there is a less severe form of vitiligo or a skin disease the lightens the skin, but doesn't totally loose all its color or pigmentation, only lighter skin. What is this disease called? I would like to know more about the disease. Thank you.

go see your doctor it mite be mild vitiligo one of my relatives has mild vitiligo and he has little blotches on his arms and legs where the skin has lightened and the back of his palms and feet are lightened as well.  (+ info)

What are 2 disease causee by sporozoans and two caused by deuteromycetes?

I have malaria for one of the two for sporozoans and i need one more plus two for the other one.
If you can please provide any information about the disease or give a website reference too please.


Sleeping sickness-Sporozoans
Athlete's foot and Ringworm-Deuteromycetes  (+ info)

What is the disease of children that makes them grow older 4x faster?

What's that disease called? It's like the one Robin Williams had in his movie "Jack". Only it's not like the person will grow taller and will look like an adult. The person will grow older physiologically, as in, he'll get wrinkles and he will get diseases, like hypertension,etc, which commonly afflicts adults, people with congenital diseases, or those who don't have a heathly lifestyle.

Progeria -

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Its name is derived from the Greek and means "prematurely old." While there are different forms of Progeria*, the classic type is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, which was named after the doctors who first described it in England; in 1886 by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson and in 1897 by Dr. Hastings Gilford.
HGPS is caused by a mutation in the gene called LMNA (pronounced, lamin - a). The LMNA gene produces the Lamin A protein, which is the structural scaffolding that holds the nucleus of a cell together. Researchers now believe that the defective Lamin A protein makes the nucleus unstable. That cellular instability appears to lead to the process of premature aging in Progeria.

Although they are born looking healthy, children with Progeria begin to display many characteristics of accelerated aging at around 18-24 months of age. Progeria signs include growth failure, loss of body fat and hair, aged-looking skin, stiffness of joints, hip dislocation, generalized atherosclerosis, cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke. The children have a remarkably similar appearance, despite differing ethnic background. Children with Progeria die of atherosclerosis (heart disease) at an average age of thirteen years (with a range of about 8 - 21 years).

* Other progeroid syndromes include Werner's syndrome, also known as "adult progeria" which does not have an onset until the late teen years, with a life span into the 40's and 50's.  (+ info)

What are symtoms or disease women got near midieval times after giving birth?

What are symtoms or disease women got near midieval times after giving birth?

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How might others be affected by such (Growing up as an only child, etc.)

Also, please don't make shit up, thats annoying.

Do you mean Childbed Fever?

Well, it was an infection - so they got severe abdominal pain and a fever.  (+ info)

What is a microbial disease that is currently targeted for eradication, and what countries are targeted?

I cant find a disease that is CURRENTLY targeted for eradiction. Can anyone help?

Locust - Welcome to ANSWERS. The only microbial disease that has ever been eradicated from the earth is smallpox in the past decades. This is a microbial (virus) disease, The one that is NOW targeted most for eradication is another viral disease = poliomyelitis (commonly called "polio"). The World Health Organization had originally set the year 2000 to eliminate this virus from th earth by a program of immunizations. The effort almost succeeded, but polio still exists in about 4 countries in the world: India, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Efforts still continue to eradicate polio.  (+ info)

What disease or illness can masterbating cause?

I heard that masterbating can cause a disease or illness but I am not certain. Can it really cause a deadly disease? If masterbating can't cause anything, is it okay to do it with a wet rag?

Masterbating can cause sores. There was an autistic boy who masterbated with a paper towel (because of a sensation problem) . Got horrible sores that can lead to infection. Image if you got that flesh eating bacteria.  (+ info)

What is the deadliest disease that you cannot tell someone has it?

Okays, so what is a bad disease that can kill you but has no symptoms and teens can get it. Crazy question but it's for school.

Brain Anuerysm,it often has no symptoms until is too late, them bam!!!! Rupture, death...  (+ info)

How long does it take for Lyme Disease symptoms to appear?

We just found a tick on my dog (golden retriever) and it probably was there since sunday, april 1st. I am concerned that she received Lyme Disease. I would like to know how long it takes for the symptoms of the disease to appear?

The early signs of Lyme disease in dogs are supposed to be loss of appetite, fever and lethargy. Lameness may occur at the same time or may occur later. In some dogs, enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually generalized enlargement) occurs. In dogs, skin signs, heart disease, kidney problems and neurologic signs are reported to be rare. Symptoms of Lyme disease are usually delayed for several months but start to occur about 2 months after exposure and should show up by 5 to 6 months after a dog or
cat is bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi).  (+ info)

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