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One-year delay in diagnosis common for Down syndrome arthropathy

Post Views: 166 Patients with Down syndrome arthropathy experience a year-long delay from symptom onset to diagnosis, according to a presentation at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting. “We have found that there is a high incidence of these children with Down Syndrome who are presenting with arthritis,” Jordan T. Jones, DO, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics at […]

25Nov
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High School Teens With Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming King & Queen by Classmates

Post Views: 116 Two Colorado high school seniors with Down syndrome wore infectious smiles after being chosen to wear the crowns of homecoming king and queen by their classmates. Arapahoe High School seniors Noah Stokes and Khrystya Gordon were honored in the school’s homecoming parade, and again at their official homecoming dance on Nov. 2, 2019. In footage shared by Fox31 […]

24Nov
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Research Roundup: Down Syndrome Memory Pathways and More

Post Views: 98 Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones. Key Pathway IDed Related to Memory Problems in Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a disorder caused by an additional chromosome 21—trisomy 21. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Memory problems […]

22Nov
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Baby with Down syndrome? ‘There are no limits’

Post Views: 99 Carissa Carroll founded Jack’s Basket in 2014. The Minnesota-based nonprofit sends a basket to families welcoming a baby with Down syndrome. The mission of the organization, Carroll said, is “to celebrate babies with Down syndrome. We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within […]

21Nov
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Catatonia in Down syndrome

Post Views: 101 Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country’s most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications. Only recently has catatonia, a behavioral condition marked by new onset […]

21Nov
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Children with Down syndrome have higher risk for arthritis, delayed diagnosis

Post Views: 80 Children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for arthritis at a rate that is two to three times higher than previously reported, according to data presented here. However, diagnosis is often delayed for myriad reasons. “Children with Down syndrome … have an increased risk of a number of medical conditions. […]

21Nov
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Memory loss diagnoses come early with Down syndrome

Post Views: 97 A research study has found that three out of five people with Down syndrome will be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease by the age of 55. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it has been determined that one out of the hundreds of genes found in chromosome 21 produces amyloid precursor proteins, which are associated […]

21Nov
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Pre-natal Down syndrome abortion bill, mandated fetal burial law clear Pa. legislature

Post Views: 98 On Monday, two bills passed through Pennsylvania legislature that, if signed into law, would further restrict abortion and could create undue stress on families and providers. The Pennsylvania senate passed a bill that would ban abortion procedures after a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis (HB 321). The same day, the Pennsylvania house passed a bill […]

17Nov
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Scientists Reverse Cognitive Deficiets of Down Syndrome Mice

Post Views: 112 Down syndrome is a cognitive disability that can affect a person’s memory or ability to learn — intellectual impairments researchers traditionally thought were untreatable and irreversible. But now, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Baylor College of Medicine say they’ve reversed the impairments in mouse models of Down syndrome — potentially foreshadowing […]

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