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Latest Down Syndrome Stories

2013-11-04 16:08:36

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.

2013-10-23 11:27:14

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.

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.

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.

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

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).


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.