Parkinson’s disease and stem cell research

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative nervous system disorder that affects movement and motor control. Illinois victims often experience tremors, rigidity and slowed movement. The disease can also cause depression, fatigue, sleep problems and cognitive problems. About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Read More

Children with non-mosaic Down syndrome are automatically considered disabled

An estimated 400,000 people in the U.S. live with Down syndrome, according to the National Down Syndrome Society. With 1 in 691 children born with Down syndrome, the condition may affect many people in Illinois. People who have Down syndrome suffer from numerous health problems and cognitive delays due to the presence of an extra Read More