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2013-11-18 23:27:11

The 13th Annual Buddy Walk to Benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Houston is a Huge Success Assisted by ANY LAB TEST NOW® Which Sponsored Team Lyndon Lovers (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) held its 13th Annual Buddy Walk to support its largest Down Syndrome Awareness event. Over 10,000 attendees and 9,528 walkers joined together in 324 teams to raise over $274,000 to benefit the local Houston Down...

2013-11-18 13:05:20

Study suggests that environmental manipulation should be considered as part of overall management of dry eye syndrome Residents of major cities with high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dry eye syndrome, according to a study presented at the world's largest ophthalmic conference, the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in New Orleans. Study subjects in and around Chicago and New York City were found to be three to four times more likely to be...

2013-11-17 23:01:20

Just Like You-Down Syndrome and The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater KC receives the 2013 TASH Positive Images in Media award at the opening ceremonies of the TASH national conference with Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn on December 11, 2013 at The Chicago Hilton. The following night, a public screening of the film and a sneak peak at "Just Like You - Autism" is being held at 5:30 at The Chicago Hilton and a private press and sponsorship screening is being held at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00...

2013-11-04 16:08:36

Summary Parents who conceive through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are likely to receive different medical advice in relation to prenatal testing than those who conceive naturally, academics have suggested. Further detail An international study has revealed that almost 45% of clinicians would recommend a 37-year-old mother undergo amniocentesis – an invasive test which screens for Down’s syndrome – if she had conceived naturally. However, just 19% of doctors would...

2013-10-23 11:27:14

Genome-wide changes result from silencing extra chromosome, scientists report at ASHG 2013 The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented today (Oct. 22) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome 21, which results in a variety of physical and...

2013-10-16 23:01:30

Research Down Syndrome is among the leading sources of funding of research directed toward developing treatments to improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome. Research is also directed toward potential treatments to offset the increased likelihood of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Research Down Syndrome (RDS) has announced funding for five grants to support Down syndrome cognitive research. RDS is...

2013-09-18 23:30:11

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, the world's largest private funder of research into genetic intellectual disability, announces the US portion of it's funding in the first cycle of 2013. Total international funding by the foundation in this cycle is $1.1 million to researchers working in 8 countries. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, USA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 5 U.S. researchers for funding in its first funding...

2013-09-12 23:02:07

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation congratulates Dr. Reeves for his research on the use of sonic hedgehog pathway agnoist in transgenic mice to normalize growth of the cerebellum is one more development in the acceleration of research in Down syndrome. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation welcomes the results obtained by Professor Roger Reeves, recipient of the 2012 Sisley-Jérôme Lejeune Prize, recently published in the journal, Science...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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