A collaborative approach to Alzheimer

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Alzheimer’s disease(AD) is far more common in persons with Down syndrome than the general population. Most, if not all, persons with Down syndrome begin to exhibit the brain pathology associated with AD by the age of forty. The onset of AD occurs earlier in persons with Down syndrome, and its prevalence reaches up to 75% …

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Scientists identify additional cancer blocking genes on chromosome 21

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“It’s incredibly inspiring to know that by studying the genetic make-up of people with Down’s Syndrome we have been able to make important discoveries that help us understand far more about the intricate processes involved in cancer tumour growth.” So states Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke, from Queen Mary, University of London, commenting on her recently published …

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Reducing Alzheimer

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Here is a summary of a study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center that describes the effective use of a drug targeted to improve learning in a mouse model. In this study, a drug which reduces beta-amyloid protein by 40 percent allowed mice to learn a standard water maze as quickly as control mice.

Study Links Shared Down Syndrome and Alzheimer

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Our news section has included items such as How Down syndrome is teaching us about aging and Study with Down syndrome cells identifies a new key factor related to Alzheimer

DeSales University and Down Syndrome Center Team Up

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Here is an informative story of how a DeSales University(Center Valley, PA) marketing class taught by Dr. Susan McGorry, associate professor of business, planned and promoted an annual conference held by the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center. This annual event provides educational and social opportunities to parents, healthcare workers, friends and educators. This is a …

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