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2014-04-09 08:29:15

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 5, 2014, the 20(th) anniversary of the death of Dr. Jerome Lejeune was marked with great celebration in Paris. Dr. Jerome Lejeune died there on April 3, 1994. To his family and "little ones" - as he always called his patients affected by Down syndrome - he was a remarkable man of science who was motivated by a profound love for those he served. He was a father of 5 who dedicated his life to his family, and to the service of his...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'