Teachers strike an emotional chord with students

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Playing an instrument challenges the brain, engaging the visual, motor and auditory systems as the musician reads notes and moves his or her hands and body to perform while listening to the sounds. Learning to play an instrument allows hidden talents to sing. Read more here

Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act Introduced in Congress

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Importance for Down Syndrome Biomedical Research and New Opportunities On September 25, 2009, the Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act of 2009, or the “21 Act” (H.R. 3656) was introduced in the US House of Representatives by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), and Pete Sessions (R-TX).  A companion bill (S. 1762) was …

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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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