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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...

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...

2013-03-20 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,...


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