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2014-03-03 12:26:14

TUCSON, Ariz., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genetic diseases are generally thought to be untreatable, but the underlying mechanisms are biochemical and thus can possibly be modified, writes Los Angeles obstetrician P.J. Baggot, M.D., in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Down syndrome results from an extra copy of chromosome 21 (trisomy 21), and thus three copies of each gene instead of two. Either excess or deficiency of various factors...

2014-03-01 23:03:56

Call for nationwide movement to support Research Down Syndrome and its mission to fund medical science aimed at developing treatments to assist memory and learning in children and adults with Down syndrome. Research is also underway to develop treatments to address the early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Conifer, CO (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Siobhan Pritchard, a noted ultra-marathoner and mother of one year old James, who has Down syndrome, says she is often...

2014-02-19 23:28:17

Call for nationwide movement to support Research Down Syndrome and its mission to fund medical science aimed at developing treatments to assist memory and learning in children and adults with Down syndrome. Research is also underway to develop treatments to address the early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Conifer, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Siobhan Pritchard, a noted ultra-marathoner and mother of one year old James, who has Down syndrome, says she is often...

2014-02-12 08:30:24

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., maker of the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test has received approval from the New York Department of Health, Division of Laboratory Quality Certification, to offer, market and report results of the Harmony test to healthcare providers in the State of New York. According to state statistics from 2011, New York reported over 362,000 pregnancies, underscoring the significant number of potential patients in New York who may...

2014-01-28 04:21:06

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of clinical researchers from The Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine is leading a study to evaluate the implementation of cell-free DNA testing using the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test in the UK screening population of 700,000 women per year. While the Harmony test is available throughout the UK, it is being offered only through private clinics where women pay directly for the test themselves. The Harmony test...

2014-01-16 16:24:23

DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/322q6g/noninvasive) has announced the addition of the "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/322q6g/noninvasive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Non-invasive prenatal...

2014-01-06 04:21:56

NEW YORK, January 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market (MaterniT21 PLUS, verifi, Harmony, Panorama, NIFTY, PrenaTest and BambniTest) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global NIPT market was valued at USD 0.22 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.6% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of...

2013-11-25 23:31:14

Benefit ball supporting Research Down Syndrome raised funds to support medical science that is directed towards the development of safe and effective drug therapies that will improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome and address the increased likelihood for Alzheimer's disease Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The Research Down Syndrome (RDS) Foundation presented its 2013 Light the Way Award to Dr. Roger Reeves from the Johns Hopkins University...


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