9780791096444

Down Syndrome

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780791096444

  • ISBN10:

    0791096440

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Facts on File
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $35.00

Summary

Down syndrome is a developmental disorder caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes changes in the production of various proteins, such as enzymes and cell adhesion molecules, which can disrupt metabolic pathways and causes defects in organ development. Modern medical advances and the development of early interventions have reduced the impact of Down syndrome, and as a result, individuals with Down syndrome can now live longer and have fewer physical and intellectual difficulties. Down Syndrome explains this genetic disease, its history and characteristics, and how scientists are studying it. Book jacket.

Author Biography

F. Fay Evans-Martin, Ph.D., has a bachelor's degree in biology from Georgia Southern University, a master's degree in pharmacology from the Medical College of Georgia, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Georgia. He primary research interests are in neuroprotection and learning and memory. Dr. Evans-Martin has also taught undergraduate psychology courses, most recently at the University of Louisville.

Excerpts

Down syndrome is a developmental disorder caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes changes in the production of various proteins, such as enzymes and cell adhesion molecules, which can disrupt metabolic pathways and cause defects in organ development. Modern medical advances and the development of early interventions have reduced the impact of Down syndrome, and as a result, individuals with Down syndrome can now live longer and have fewer physical and intellectual difficulties.Down Syndromeexplains this genetic disease, its history and characteristics, and what scientists are doing to study it.

Excerpted from Down Syndrome by F. Fay Evans-Martin
All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Rewards Program

Write a Review