Boosting Transmitter Can Reduce Cognitive Dysfunction in Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

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Boosting a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine in sufferers of Down Syndrome could help reverse the condition, which is the most common cause of mental retardation in children, a study showed… “If you intervene early enough, you will be able to help kids with Down Syndrome to collect and modulate information,” said Ahmad Salehi, the lead author …

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Realizing a Dream

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Many individuals with Down syndrome are actively involved in education, the workforce, athletics, the arts and other aspects of their communities. Here is an inspirational story about a Massachusetts woman who opened her own bakery shop, encouraging others that, when it comes to achieving goals, there are “no ceilings.” Read the full article here.

Reaching Out

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Research Down Syndrome deeply respects each individual with Down syndrome as important members of our community.  We want to reach the millions of people worldwide who share this respect and believe that Down syndrome children and adults should have access to medical treatments for cognition in a measure equivalent to any other medical condition. Numerous …

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Research Down Syndrome Launches New Video

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  RDS has launched the first of a series of videos to help spread the word about exciting scientific breakthroughs in Down syndrome cognitive research.  This research is being conducted to identify and develop biomedical therapies to treat the intellectual difficulties associated with Down syndrome.   The video will encourage its viewers to support these efforts …

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NIH Issues Finalized Research Plan on Down Syndrome

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The US National Institutes of Health has issued the final version of the NIH Plan on Down Syndrome Research setting the NIH research goals for the next 10 years to extend previous NIH-sponsored intramural and extramural research on Down syndrome.  The NIH Plan was developed by a working group of NIH scientists in a process …

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