The Connection between Ds and Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

All adults with Down syndrome over 35-40 years of age develop the characteristic Alzheimer’s neuropathology, including the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, with earlier onset of dementia developing in more than 70% of individuals. Read more from a Science Daily article  and review the connections to the greater Alzheimer’s community.

Faulty Stem Cell Regulation may contribute to Cognitive Deficits Associated with Down Syndrome

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Research Down Syndrome grantee Dr. Craig Garner was co-author of a just released paper out of Stanford University. The report described studies using both human skin cells and the Down syndrome mouse model Ts65Dn in deciphering the impact of a gene named Usp16 on stem cell growth. (Stem cells are unspecialized cells that renew themselves …

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NIH Launches First National Down Syndrome Registry

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Exciting News from Washington, DC!! The National Down Syndrome Patient Registry is now a reality. What a tremendous step forward for research! RDS just received this notification from Dr. Yvonne Maddox from NIH/NICHD… It says it all. "We are thrilled to tell you that as of this morning, DS-Connect™: the Down Syndrome Registry, is up …

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Newly Published Results Describe Restored Cerebellar Function in Down Syndrome Mouse Model

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Research Down Syndrome has been communicating progress on research funded by RDS and other organizations being conducted at Johns Hopkins University in the laboratory headed by Dr. Roger Reeves. This research has just been published in the scientific journal, Science Translational Medicine. The study describes how a single treatment of newborn Ts65Dn mice with the Sonic …

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