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Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome. If validated in a future study currently in progress, this assessment – developed by […]

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Down Syndrome Research Shows Unequivocal Impact of Trisomy 21 on Interferon Signaling

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(PR Newswire) According to a recent press release in PR Newswire, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation has funded a promising study led by Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. Results of the study were published by eLife, an open-access life sciences and biomedical research journal targeted […]

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Parents Hopeful Antidepressant Fluoxetine May Encourage Brain Growth in Kids with Down Syndrome

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(Popular Science) According to a recent study and article published in Popular Science, researchers think that the fluoxetine might spur new neuron growth and steer the growing brain’s development. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant used to treat depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults.