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Title: Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Url: http://www.learnaboutsma.org/
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Description: What is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)? It is an inherited disease that affects approximately 1 in 10,000 infants born in the United States each year. There are four types of SMA, which can cause the muscles to function improperly and become smaller and weaker over time. Visitors to this site, which was created by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, should start their journey here by clicking on the What is SMA? section. Here they can watch Dr. Darryl De Vivo provide an overview of the four types of SMA and then look through video clips from other professionals who provide additional insights into the genetics behind SMA. Moving on, the SMA Science area provides high-quality animations that illustrate the various processes involved with the SMN gene (mutations of which are responsible for SMA) and protein splicing. Visitors can also click on the SMA Therapies to learn more about what's being done for people living with SMA, along with potential new treatments.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry -- Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system -- Diseases of the central nervous system -- Diseases of the spinal cord
Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Specialties of internal medicine -- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system -- Other diseases of the musculoskeletal system, A-Z -- Atrophy, Muscular
Medicine -- Pathology -- Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis -- Heredity. Medical genetics -- Genetic disorders. Human chromosome abnormalities
GEM Subject: Science -- Biological and life sciences
Key Concept: Health -- Genetics
Health -- Hereditary diseases
Health -- Spinal cord
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 7
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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