2. What it isinherited condition that effects the use and breakdownof aspartic acidsaspartic acids are one of the nonessential amino acidsthat occur in proteins.passed down mostly from Ashkenazi Jews
3. causes an imperfect growth for the myelin sheath: fattycovering which acts as an insulator around the nervefibers of the brainthe disorder causes the brain to degenerate into spongytissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces.
5. More Symptomsloss of previously acquired motor skillsan abnormally large, poorly controlled headabnormal muscle tone (floppiness or stiffness)
6. symptoms start to be visible by ages 3-6 months afterbirth
7. CausesFatal disorderblindnessunable to walk
8. TreatmentThere’s no real effective treatment for this diseaseexcept for treating the symptoms of Canavan Disease
9. Bibliography Works CitedBoard, A.D.A.M. Editorial. "Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors." Canavan Disease. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Nov. 0000. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/ PMH0002553/>."MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. Web. 02 Apr. 2012. <http://www.medicinenet.com/canavan_disease/ article.htm>."NINDS Canavan Disease Information Page." Canavan Disease Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Web. 01 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/ canavan/canavan.htm>.