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Faulty stem cell regulation may contribute to cognitive deficits associated with Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 11/20/2013 to Down syndrome

"The learning and physical disabilities that affect people with Down syndrome may be due at least in part to defective stem cell regulation throughout the body, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine."

Supreme Court Told to Uphold 20-Week Ban to Protect Down Syndrome Babies From Abortion

Posted by Administrator on 11/20/2013 to Down syndrome

"The law reflects Arizona’s interest in limiting abortion of pain-capable unborn children, and in protecting the health of women from the exponentially increased risks of late-term abortion."

Boy with Down syndrome saves student

Posted by Administrator on 11/10/2013 to Down syndrome
(Provided Photo/ WLFI)
"A six-year-old boy with Down syndrome is the newest hero in Frankfort for saving a student from choking."

University of Kentucky explores links between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 11/10/2013 to Down syndrome

"Donna Wilcock of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is the lead investigator on a recently-funded project exploring the links between Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome."

Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome Ruined My Life, Tore Apart My Family

Posted by Administrator on 11/9/2013 to Down syndrome

"Tens of millions of women who have had abortions over the last decades worldwide regret their abortions. Marie Ideson of England is one of them."

Down syndrome Healthcare

Posted by Administrator on 11/9/2013 to Down syndrome

"They’re living longer, healthier lives than ever before … but their healthcare needs aren’t fully understood."

Helping kids with Down’s syndrome to communicate

Posted by Administrator on 11/7/2013 to Down syndrome
Every child and adult with Downs has a right to be understood and be actively involved in society. Picture: Complimentary
"Every child and adult with Downs has a right to be understood and be actively involved in society"

First runner with Down syndrome finishes NYC marathon

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013 to Down syndrome

"Jimmy Jenson ran into the history books at the New York City Marathon Sunday, becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete the famous race."

Glasgow to host World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013 to Down syndrome
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
"Glasgow has been chosen to host the World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018. The event is expected to boost the city’s economy by up to £1.6m. It will be the first time the Congress will have taken place in Scotland."

Judge Invalidates Patent for a Down Syndrome Test

Posted by Administrator on 11/2/2013 to Down syndrome

"The judge, Susan Illston of the United States District Court in Northern California, issued a ruling on Wednesday that the patent was invalid because it covered a natural phenomenon — the presence of DNA from the fetus in the mother’s blood."