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Down syndrome gene-silencing strategy

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ October 24, 2013 The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston. People with Down syndrome are

Mouse Study Offers Hope For Potential Down Syndrome Treatment

Red Orbit, by April Flowers ~ September 5, 2013 A new compound that dramatically bolsters learning and memory when given on the day of birth to mice with a Down syndrome-like condition has been identified by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows

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Stem cell research yields Down syndrome breakthrough

Boston Herald Online, by O'Ryan Johnson ~ July 18, 2013 Two UMass Medical School researchers used a naturally occurring “off switch” to shut down the chromosomes that cause Down syndrome during laboratory experiments that used human stem cells, according to a press release from the school.This discovery could lead to treatment and therapy based on

Human Stem Cells Restore Memory and Learning in Mice Brains

Science World Report, by Catherine Griffin There's a new breakthrough when it comes to restoring memory--at least in mice. Researchers have used human embryonic stem cells in the small mammals which allowed them to regain the ability to learn and remember. The mice themselves were specially bred so that they wouldn't reject transplants from other