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How does an understanding of the disease influence the treatment?

How does an understanding of the disease influence the treatment?

The Prince and Misconception

March 22, 2004

Period 1

Vocabulary Essay

The Prince and Misconception

Within the vast dungeon of doom and glory lay the young prince of the land, conceiving what to do about his fathers interruption. His cunning little mind was going over the days events. It was his thirteenth birthday and it was supposed to be a time of celebration. However, his fathers profound attitude as a troublemaker and his audacity got in the way.

Worker Union



First of all, let me introduce myself and my partner. We are the Presidents of a workers union and want to be treated fairly and with dignity. Instead of being treated like pieces of equipment, we should be valued and appreciated since it is we who do all of the dirty work. We are also required to submit urine drug tests on the risk of losing our jobs and can be punished by our political views. We should be able to express our thoughts and feeling towards political views and have the choice of submitting urine drug tests. It is prejudiced how our fellow workers have to obey things that we dont want to do. If we dont want to do it, then we should be able to refuse to obey, but then we will lose our jobs.



Level II

1. What is the etiology and mechanism of the disease?

It is of Western European Descent. The disease works from the gene level. The Huntington gene contains a section of C-A-G bases. When there is an excess of these bases (which code for glutamine), Huntington usually develops. Because there are so many glutamines, the

Huntington protein folds into a different shape than normal. Huntington interacts with other proteins especially in the brain. Researchers believe that a protein cuts Huntington and the pieces go into a neuron nucleus. This builds up. The true purpose of the clumps of the pieces of the Huntington protein is not clear. What Huntington does is a mystery. It starts before much cell death has occurred and it shrinks the brain.

The Kidnapping of the Prince

April 21, 2004

Period 1

Vocabulary Essay

The Kidnapping of the Prince

Upon the lofty throne sat an apathetic prince who thought dreamily about when he would become king of his fathers empire. This conception made him revel in his imagination and think of all the riches he would inherit. Before long, he strode towards his bedchamber and apparently flung himself into a deep, tranquil sleep. Little did he know that two kidnappers were secretly planning to take him during the night.



Throughout the ages, many discoveries were made and things evolved, whether it is technology or life styles. Literature is among one of those things and its writing styles, themes, and subject matter have changed several times within the last four centuries. A primary example of literature or poetry is the sonnet and its style and meaning have evolved within the three great literary movements. The Elizabethan, Metaphysical, and Romantic eras all had prominent authors who followed the conventions particular to their time period and their writing styles is clearly reflected in their sonnets. Each literary period focused on different ideas, but not only this, the structure of the sonnet took on a different variation as well.


September 15, 2003

Period 5



The No-Talent Kid and Raymonds Run

Percussion- (pr-kshn), noun- When two large bodies strike into each other, usually producing sound; the sound, vibration, or shock caused by the striking; type of instrument or section of a band

Prodigy- (prd-j), noun- A person who has exceptional talents, powers, or abilities; act/event that is wondrous; omen

Inaudible- (n-d-bl), adjective- Impossible to hear

Sustain- (s-stn), verb- Exist; maintain; provide; support; endure

Appropriation- (-prpr-shn), noun- Act of fitting; something suitable, especially public funds set aside for a specific purpose

Waksman Challenge

Our group accepted the Waksman Challenge and embarked on an educational journey of independent research. Our goals in the beginning were to discover certain genes in the cDNA library that would cause the worms to become doubly defective in both egg laying and embryonic development. If this is the case, then the bacteria in the positive RNAi tube would be sent to Rutgers for analysis and sequencing.

Upon completing 639 RNAi plates, our class had four positive genes and one ambiguous genes. However, of our four positive genes, some (maybe all) could be housekeeping genes common to both humans and Caenorhabditis Elegans. The silencing of housekeeping genes couldve disrupted embryonic development by disabling the cells normal maintenance patterns.

Vocabulary 2


New England

Puritans– Group of English Protestants who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony

General Court– Assemblies in which representatives were elected into.

Great Migration– The movement of people from England to Massachusetts between 1629 and 1640. About 15,000 men, women, and children migrated.

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut– A plan of government that gave the right for all property owning men to vote and limited the governors power. It was the first written Constitution.

Metacom– Chief of the Wampanoag Indians who led the attack on villages throughout New England

Twins and Parents

The experiments we conducted on D1S80 of chromosome 1, and Alu markers of chromosome 16 lead us to the following conclusions about the twins and their parents. But we must take note that there is a large margin of error. First off, the experiment was conducted by a high school molecular biology class. Though we took extreme precaution to use sterile equipment, there is always a large margin of error due to possible cross contamination of DNA. Also, the procedure to swish and spit with saline is not one of the most efficient ways to obtain mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. And also, due to limited resources and time, we could not use the best technology to conduct these tests. But most importantly, we only used two markers (D1S80 and Alu), where most laboratory tests use atleast 8 markers. Furthermore, Alu can only disprove that people are twins by showing different results, but cannot prove relationship with identical band patterns. With that said, we would like to turn your attention to the analysis of the results.