Neurodegenerative Diseases: An Overview

Unfortunately, I have known many people in my life who are affected by a neurodegenerative disease. I have always been interested in these diseases, and the course provided me with the proper background knowledge to further study these diseases. I decided to focus on four prevalent neurodegenerative diseases: ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s. I created a zine for each disease. I wanted to provide enough information without it being overwhelming or confusing, and I think the zine was a perfect way to do that. I hope you can learn a lot from my project!

 

Huntington's

 

 

 

ALS

 

Alzheimer's

 

Parkinson's

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Olanow C, Schapira AV. Chapter 372. Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders. In: Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18eNew York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2012.
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One response to “Neurodegenerative Diseases: An Overview”

  1. Hannah Bukzin says:

    So cool. I loved reading about the different types of neurodegenerative diseases. I really liked the way the ‘zines were put together because I loved the ‘zine project we did about neurotransmitters. There was just enough information to be understood and overall I really liked your project!

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