An Informative Video on Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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Emma's project is a scientific video animation discussing the causes and complications of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS), also known as type IV of EDS. vEDS typically affects the skin, joints, valves, and arteries due to a great loss in quantity and quality of collagen. Her video explains how certain mutations in the DNA affect the collagen protein’s formation and structure. It then describes the mutation’s impact on the development of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Each animation is designed to make the explanations as comprehensible as possible. The goal of Emma's video is to boil down complex pathology so that newly diagnosed patients with vEDS can have a better grasp of the disease.