Latest Down Syndrome Stories

Mouse Study Offers Hope For Potential Down Syndrome Treatment
2013-09-05 06:07:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new compound that dramatically bolsters learning and memory when given on the day of birth to mice with a Down syndrome-like condition has been identified by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that the single-dose treatment seems to enable the cerebellum of the rodent’s brains to grow to a normal size. The compound is a small...

2013-07-24 23:24:55

The media has recently been filled with headlines proclaiming that Down syndrome has been “cured”. These statements are not accurate, but that is not to say the findings are without significance. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The media has recently been filled with headlines proclaiming that Down syndrome has been “cured”. Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is the most common survivable chromosomal abnormality and is caused by the presence at conception of a third copy of...

Simple Blood Test Is Less Invasive, More Precise Down’s Syndrome Test
2013-06-08 08:05:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Scientists at King´s College London have developed a new, non-invasive blood test that they claim can identify with 99 percent certainty whether or not an unborn child will have Down´s Syndrome. According to Nick Collins, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, currently pregnant mothers typically undergo a screening while undergoing their 12-week ultrasound scan. This scan is used to determine the potential risk that the...

Stem Cells Down Syndrome Brain Development
2013-05-28 14:34:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By reengineering skin cells from individuals with Down syndrome, scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison were able to learn how stem cells develop into dysfunctional brain cells when they contain an extra copy of chromosome 21, the genetic cause of the disorder. "Even though Down syndrome is very common, it's surprising how little we know about what goes wrong in the brain," said Anita Bhattacharyya, a stem cell researcher...

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