Genetic Signatures of a Defective Heart
In a mouse model of Down syndrome, three copies of a gene encoding a kinase contributed to congenital heart defects. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 14, 2024 Category: Science Tags: News News & Opinion Source Type: news

Differences ID'd in Tau Burden in Down Syndrome, Alzheimer Disease
THURSDAY, April 25, 2024 -- The spatial distribution, timing, and magnitude of tau burden differs for people with Down syndrome and those with autosomal-dominant Alzheimer disease, according to a study published in the May issue of The Lancet... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - April 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Kids With Down Syndrome Have Sleep Apnea, But New Implant Can Help
THURSDAY, April 11, 2024 -- Four-year-old Theo Scott was born with Down syndrome, and since the age of 1 he ' s also had to wear a CPAP device whenever he sleeps, to help ease his sleep apnea. He ' s not alone: Eight out of 10 kids with Down syndrome... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can fetal ultrasound lead to better handling of chromosomal anomalies?
Ultrasonographic measurements of fetal nuchal translucency can lead to better management of chromosomal anomalies, according to a study published March 26 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers led by doctoral candidate Kara Bellai-Dussault from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, found that pregnancies with nuchal translucency measurements greater than 2 mm are at increased risk of chromosomal anomalies. They highlighted that this means the widely used threshold of 3.5 mm may need to be reexamined. “The findings were consistent through several sensitivity analyses,” Bellai-Dussault and colleagues wrote. Fetal n...
Source: Headlines - March 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Ultrasound Womens Imaging Genitourinary Radiology Source Type: news

MP calls for Down's syndrome abortion law change
Rishi Sunak declines to back Sir Liam Fox's call to outlaw the abortion after 24 weeks of foetuses diagnosed with Down's syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them
When Lilly Miller was in elementary school, teachers told her parents they needed to immediately sign up their youngest daughter, who has Down syndrome, for a wait list so the state would pay for a day program when she grew up. The teachers predicted a six-year wait. The Millers have been waiting…#lillymiller #millers #lilly #wichita #kansas #marvinmiller #kff #ntrequire #laurakelly #legislature (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient glue, crochet microbes, and more stories you might have missed this week
How did horses spread across North America? What can ancient DNA tell us about Down syndrome in people who lived long ago? And why is one microbiologist making bacteria out of yarn? Check out the answers below in some of our favorite selections from Science ’s daily newsletter, Science Adviser . Indigenous and Western scientists team up to reconstruct the history of North American horses Established in 1923, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize is AAAS’s oldest prize, awarded annually to the authors of an “outstanding” Science paper. This year’...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

News at a glance: Protecting a queen, cell therapy for solid tumors, and a UV telescope
CONSERVATION U.S. protects iconic marine snail The queen conch, a large marine snail known for its showy shell and delectable flesh, has been added to the U.S. government’s list of species threatened with extinction. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the species ( Strombus gigas , pictured), which is native to the Caribbean region and grows up to 35 centimeters long, needs protection because populations are sparse, scattered, and heavily overfished. NOAA’s listing decision, issued on 14 February, has no immediate impact but authorizes the age...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Remains Show Prehistoric Peoples Cared for Those With Down Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2024 -- Rare gene-driven defects such as Down syndrome have occurred among human beings for many thousands of years, a new analysis of ancient DNA has revealed.Not only did the birth defects exist, but these infants were often... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Down syndrome identified in 2600-year-old infants through their DNA
Between 770 and 550 B.C.E., in a hilltop village called Alto de la Cruz near the modern Spanish city of Navarro, one infant girl received an unusual burial: Although people in Iron Age Spain usually cremated their dead, the girl was laid to rest beneath the floors of an elaborately decorated dwelling, with grave goods including bronze rings, a shell from the Mediterranean, and three whole sheep or goats. And she wasn’t alone: Archaeologists working in the 1940s and ’50s found dozens of infants buried below the floors in Alto de la Cruz and another nearby village built more than 2600 years ago. “The main questio...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

More Pregnant People Are Relying on Early Prenatal Testing As States Toughen Abortion Laws
WASHINGTON — In Utah, more of Dr. Cara Heuser’s maternal-fetal medicine patients are requesting early ultrasounds, hoping to detect serious problems in time to choose whether to continue the pregnancy or have an abortion. In North Carolina, more obstetrics patients of Dr. Clayton Alfonso and his colleagues are relying on early genetic screenings that don’t provide a firm diagnosis. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The reason? New state abortion restrictions mean the clock is ticking. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, many health care providers say an increasing number of patient...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA UNGAR and AMANDA SEITZ Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Mortality Up 25-Fold for Congenital Heart Disease With Down Syndrome
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with Down syndrome (DS) have a 25-fold higher mortality rate than individuals without CHD or DS, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Journal of the American... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Montreal mother writes book inspired by son who has Down syndrome
Sonia Rodi says Matteo considers Down syndrome "his superpower" and she hopes her book will inspire acceptance in others. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and AdventHealth for Children pediatrician discuss the Southeast ’s first lifespan Down syndrome clinic (podcast)
Never miss an episode of Inspiring Wholeness. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. The new SMILE with Stella Tremonti Down Syndrome Clinic is the only lifespan program of its kind in the Southeast, according to Dr. Stacy McConkey, a pediatrician with AdventHealth for Children. She said unlike other pediatric practices that stop when patients turn 18, this comprehensive care system supports babies, kids and adults with Down syndrome and their families from … (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: AdventHealth Source Type: news

Down syndrome and joint replacement: Risks for post-surgical complications
A new Yale study finds that patients with Down syndrome were more likely to suffer adverse events following total knee and hip replacement surgery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news