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2013-05-20 23:17:55

New Innovations to the Harmony Prenatal Test Now Allow for X,Y Analysis and Twin Pregnancies. San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Ariosa Diagnostics, maker of the non-invasive Harmony Prenatal Test for risk assessment of Down syndrome and other chromosome conditions, has announced today the expanded indication for testing of twin pregnancies naturally conceived or conceived using the patient´s own egg. In addition, Ariosa will be offering fetal X,Y analysis as an option to those...

Understanding Why Cholesterol Is Linked To Alzheimer's And Heart Disease
2013-04-16 12:15:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Multiple studies have concluded high amounts of cholesterol can be damaging to your heart and can, in turn, lead to Alzheimer´s disease or stroke. Though this single fact has been well documented, the exact reason why high cholesterol affects the brain has been largely unclear for many years. Researchers from the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have studied this...

2013-04-10 08:32:11

TROY, Idaho, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In early January, Sabrina Moyer launched a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Special-Miracles-Down-Syndrome/573115916038944) inspired by her son Colton Ryder, who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome soon after his birth in September. The goal was to update family and friends about his growth and development. However, what started out as a personal website quickly turned into a vibrant journey of advocacy attracting thousands of...

2013-03-20 23:00:40

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, USA is proud to join with disability advocacy associations from 11 nations in an international campaign to say together: Down Syndrome - So What! http://www.downsyndrome-sowhat.eu Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, USA is proud to join with disability advocacy associations from 11 nations (Spain, Portugal, Croatia, the United-Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Poland,...

2013-02-20 08:29:17

MADISON, N.J. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading diagnostic information services company, and Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced that Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to Panorama(TM), a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. Panorama uses cell-free fetal DNA in circulating maternal blood to screen for chromosomal abnormalities associated with trisomy 21...

2013-02-15 20:21:19

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today presented data demonstrating its approach to detect aneuploidies in maternal blood from multiple gestation pregnancies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) Contrary to previous study findings by other investigators, this study demonstrated that each fetus in twin pregnancies contributes approximately 50 percent less...

2013-01-29 08:31:47

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine highlights the cost-effectiveness of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) with cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in high-risk women. NIPT was shown to have clinical benefit over conventional prenatal screening tests, and at a price point of $795, NIPT demonstrated cost savings to the healthcare system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/SF49467LOGO) In the study, a...

2013-01-15 16:23:16

DENVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mile High Down Syndrome Association announced the rebranding of the organization to Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. The name change reflects the evolving role the organization has played in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain area in the past few years. "Our new name accurately positions our organization to serve the Down syndrome community with an expanded geographic reach, " explains Mac Macsovits, executive director of Rocky Mountain...

2013-01-09 08:26:32

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, provider of the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test, today announced plans to expand the indications for the Harmony test and broaden access into new, significant global markets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121203/NE22396LOGO ) The Harmony test analyzes cell-free DNA circulating in maternal blood, which allows a high level of accuracy for detecting fetal trisomies, such as trisomy 21 that causes Down syndrome....

2012-12-13 12:24:30

What Parents Need To Know About These New Tests NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New prenatal tests can give some parents piece of mind - sooner and with greater accuracy and less risk of miscarriage than current tests - that the baby they're expecting doesn't have a disorder. The new tests, which use fetal DNA suspended in the mother's blood, can test for chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21) and trisomy 18, and Rh blood incompatibility. They also...