Tuesday, October 25, 2011

williams syndrome

  • Question:-Williams syndrome?
    Does anyone know anything about Williams syndrome? I know all that can be known from articles/internet website, however I am looking for something along the lines of personal experience with people who have the syndrome--- describe how the deal with life/ their physical impediments in ordinary life and their personalities

    Answer:-Williams syndrome (also Williams-Beuren syndrome) is a rare genetic disorder,[1] occurring in fewer than 1 in 7,500 live births. It is characterized by a distinctive, "elfin" facial appearance, along with a low nasal bridge; an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers, coupled with unpredictably occurring negative outbursts; mental retardation coupled with unusual (for persons who are diagnosed as mentally retarded) language skills; a love for music; and cardiovascular problems, such as supravalvular aortic stenosis and transient hypercalcaemia. The syndrome was first identified in 1961 by Dr. J. C. P. Williams of New Zealand.

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  • Question:-Williams Syndrome?
    How does Williams Syndrome occur? Like what happens between the X and Y chromoseomes and the number of chromosomes and stuff.
    If you know of any website that talk about it can you send them in your answer? Thanks!

    Oh yeah and btw, 10 points for the first GOOD answeres, so makesure they are good :D

    Answer:-Williams syndrome is the result of the deletion of a chromosomal segment, q11.2 on chromosome 7, with about 20 genes.
  • Question:-williams syndrome?
    Is williams syndrome a chromosomal or a genetic mutation? I know that it is caused by the deletion of a part of chromosome 7 (this results in the loss of 20 or more genes) but im not sure whether this is classified as chromosomal or genetic. I believe that it is genetic.

    Answer:-Genetic by what I found and am sending to you. Hope this helps you.
    Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7500 births) which causes medical and developmental problems. ...
  • Question:-Creative presentation ideas for a group presentation on Williams Syndrome?
    I have to do a group presentation for college and the topic is Williams Syndrome... currently we are doing a 5 min video, handing out a brochure on it to the class and showing a quick powerpoint slide show of "faces of Williams"...We are to talk about our subject and how Teacher's Assistant's can handle such a student, etc, Basically giving the class information about our subject.

    Looking for something else creative to maybe start off the presentation to get everyone's attention? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Answer:-http://www.pptsearchengine.net/ - This might be useful in your search. It's a PowerPoint Presentation Search Engine.
  • Question:-What do doctors do to test if someone has williams syndrome?
    : is there any specific tests that people do to see if u have williams syndrome? plz paste the internet source u used here and get the BEST ANSWER!!! thx

    Answer:-Check out this site:

  • Question:-what is the future outlook on williams syndrome?
    i know that williams syndrome is because of the deletion of chromosome 7 but i need to know the future out look on it!!! (it's for a research paper for biology)

    Answer:-Im doing a bio paper on the same thing and I found a Q and A site

    Q. What is the outlook for adults with Williams syndrome? [back to top]

    A. The vast majority of adults with Williams syndrome master self-help skills and complete academic and/or vocational school. They are employed in a variety of settings (ranging from supervised to independent jobs). Many adults with Williams syndrome live with their parents; others live in supervised apartments and some are able to live on their own.
  • Question:-Is there any benefits from having Williams Syndrome?
    Is there any positive sides to having Williams Syndrome? (i.e being immune to another disease, quicker learner than normal people, etc.)

    Answer:-Overly friendly (excessively social) personality
    Individuals with Williams syndrome have a very endearing personality. They have a unique strength in their expressive language skills, and are extremely polite. They are typically unafraid of strangers and show a greater interest in contact with adults than with their peers.
  • Question:-Which one of the following children is most likely to have Williams Syndrome?
    A) fifteen year old robin still says "gooder" and "goodest" to mean better and best.

    B)ten year old Martins language is typical for his age group, yet he has trouble with such simple academic tasks as counting a set of objects and learning letter sound relationships.

    C)Three year old Dana has a birth defect that makes normal speech impossible.

    D)Six year old Leigh understands much of what she hears, but she has yet to utter a single word herself.

    Answer:-Bookie bear is right, Williams Syndrome is most certainly a genetic condition and it is mostly certainly present at birth because of the distinctive facial features, the baby can have issue with feeding, slow to gain weight, poor muscle tone and joints appear to be floppy, along with a number of other medical problems, and intellectual & developmental problems, and some speech difficulties, but these little people are very sociable and tends to have a happy disposition.

    Saying all that I think the answer has to be C as Bookie bear said.

    I have worked with a few children with Williams syndrome and as I said they are very sociable and very happy, which made working with them a delight.
  • Question:-What is the average life expectancy of a person with Williams Syndrome?
    please give your source

    Answer:-They should live just as long as everyone else.
  • Question:-what is the name of the protein coded for by gene in williams syndrome?
    is there a (protein coded with it or not) if there is tell me.

    Answer:-There is no protein that codes for it. It is caused by a deletion of over 20 of a persons genes. Specifically genetic material from the region q11.2 of chromosome 7.
    Here are some of the deletions and the charatoristics they present:

    ELN gene, which codes for the protein elastin, is associated with the connective-tissue abnormalities and cardiovascular disease

    LIMK1, GTF2I, GTF2IRD1, and perhaps other genes may help explain the characteristic difficulties with visual–spatial tasks.

    CLIP2, may contribute to the unique behavioral characteristics, mental retardation, and other cognitive difficulties.

    Hope this helps :-)

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