Down syndrome (DS) results from the trisomy of chromosome 21 in humans and is the most common cause of genetically defined intellectual disability. Among the various triplicate genes in DS … Continue Reading Study identifies new link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome (DS) represent the world’s largest population of predetermined … Continue Reading Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have completed a study that revealed differences in the way neuroinflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer’s disease, is expressed in different subsets of … Continue Reading Study finds Alzheimer’s disease presents differently in patients with Down syndrome.
A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening … Continue Reading New blood test has higher accuracy than standard screening for Down Syndrome in early pregnancy.
A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reveals the process that leads to changes in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome, the same changes that cause … Continue Reading Why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease.