Parkinson's Disease

Gabrielle Spinosa

Description

A disease in which it affects the central nervous system and the movement of an individual.

Symptoms

- Tremors

- Muscle stiffness

- Difficulty with movement

- Stooped posture

- Rigidity

Facts

- Autosomal (Found on multiple chromosomes)

- Usually develops in an individual around 60

- More common in males

- Cannot be cured, but can be treated with medications

- Individual may develop anxiety or depression

A Geneticist's Work

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is currently studying and seeing people with the genotype of Parkinson's Disease.