Sarcosinemia, rare genetic disease(cant find a history of it for my bio ISP)

  1. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Ok, so i have a bio ISP based on a genetic disease. The disease i am researching is called sarcosinemia also known as hypersarcosinemia, SARDH deficiency, SARD deficiency, and SAR (as far as i know but the list may go on). I basically need to give a 10 page report on how the disease works, history of the disease, how to diagnose the disease etc... but i simply cant find any information on who discovered it, when it was discovered, and other history related topics associated with it. The project is due in about 10 days and i sincerely need this forums help finding any information even remotely connected to the history of sarcosinemia.


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have gone to two libraries (both told me to try google lol), called my local hospital's genetic research department (they were surprisingly helpful but unfortunately didnt have anything on the history of the disease), and have spent about 20hrs reading through articles on the disease + searching through and reading what i could find over the internet.
     
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  3. chemisttree

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    Try this:

    American Journal of Diseases of Children, 1967 Jan; 113(1): 134-7.
    "Hypersarcosinemia. A newly described inborn error of metabolism."

    Two minutes on Google...
     
  4. epenguin

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    You have a what? An internet service provider based on genetic disease?:confused:

    Anyway OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) is a big source for that (despite the name I think it is only about disease inheritance) and I immediately found rundowns and biblio on your question.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=omim
     
  5. well i got that far... but the project needs info on whats in the book not just the title and i cant find any info on what is actualy in the book
     
  6. chemisttree

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    Are you saying that you can't find a journal given the title, date, volume and number and pages? You're gonna have to go back to the library... armed with the reference of course. They should be able to help you with it.
     
  7. hey man sorry if i seemed like a bit of a jerk earlyer, i had just finished searching for like 4hrs for documents related to the book you recomended to me... and ya i went to the library and apparently the closest copy of the book is in some library in Ottawa ontario which is about 7hrs away from me :( oh well i guess that just means that i can make things up as i go along :P not like my teacher is gonna drive out to ottawa to confirm my research lol
     
  8. chemisttree

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    Interlibrary loan....
     
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