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2014-04-09 08:29:15

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 5, 2014, the 20(th) anniversary of the death of Dr. Jerome Lejeune was marked with great celebration in Paris. Dr. Jerome Lejeune died there on April 3, 1994. To his family and "little ones" - as he always called his patients affected by Down syndrome - he was a remarkable man of science who was motivated by a profound love for those he served. He was a father of 5 who dedicated his life to his family, and to the service of his...

2014-04-08 12:58:18

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome. Published in the Neurobiology of Aging, the study, which focused on detecting changes in the white matter connections of the brain, offers tantalizing potential for the identification of biomarkers connected...

2014-03-30 23:03:15

Brother participates in The Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s RDS Runner program to assist his sister and others with Down syndrome. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 After running 3.21 miles in the March 21 World Down Syndrome Day Virtual Run/Walk, six-year-old Lucas Helferich, son of Michelle and Joe Helferich, asked if this run only happened on "Down Syndrome Day" because he wanted to do another run. Michelle explained to Lucas that the logo on their...

2014-03-26 16:25:15

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and) has announced the addition of the "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Genetic testing is a...

2014-03-24 08:27:17

ALBANY, New York, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Testing Market (PCR, FISH, aCGH, NIPT and MSS): Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" the global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market was valued USD 1.12 billion in 2012 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.9% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 8.37 billion...

2014-03-19 23:04:36

Zeely Adventures is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, Ottawa, ON, March 21st, 2014. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Children with Down syndrome usually have an extra chromosome in each cell and this can affect all parts of the body. They have some degree of learning disability which varies greatly from child to child. Most children reach all the usual milestones but do so at their own pace. Research shows children with Down Syndrome show a specific deficit in processing...

2014-03-19 04:21:22

DUBLIN, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tdmwb8/noninvasive) has announced the addition of the "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tdmwb8/noninvasive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Non-invasive prenatal testing is increasingly being adopted by high risk pregnant women for the...

2014-03-13 08:29:57

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., maker of the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test, announced today that it has tested over 45,000 pregnant women in the fourth quarter of 2013 continuing the rapid adoption of the Harmony test as a safe, highly accurate and affordable alternative to current prenatal screening tests. Ariosa has received patient samples from over 50 countries worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130225/SF62999LOGO Ariosa also...

2014-03-07 08:23:52

Western Music Association Duo Harmony Winners, Walt Richards and Paula Strong, founded the acoustic group, Trails & Rails - combining their western history interests with their love of cowboy and train songs to bring you the best of both will perform for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families on March 21st 2014 at 3:30 PM Exclusively. This is a free event for members of SDDS SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pi Beta Phi and San Diego Down Syndrome Org Put on...

2014-03-05 08:29:53

Dr. Mark Wolpa and Toe-Rific Chocolates and Candies is pleased to announce Down syndrome awareness as their first "Toe-Rific Cause". SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Down syndrome Awareness month and the Delaney Ott-Dahl Foundation, Toe-Rific Chocolates and Candies is donating $5.00 for every Down syndrome "Happy Feet for Happy People" - Chocolate Gift Bag sold to Down syndrome Charities throughout the entire month of March. Each bag contains chocolate...


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