Amyloid build-up isn’t the only Alzheimer’s risk factor

A study of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease highlights the importance of amyloid. But it also shows that's not the only factor.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease genes brains down-syndrome health-and-medicine amyloids

Two things seem to ease catatonia in Down syndrome

Among patients with Down syndrome, lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy both resulted in reduced behavioral symptoms of catatonia over time.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: down-syndrome health-and-medicine

Gene target could lead to treatment for Down syndrome

Scientists used stem cell-based models to pinpoint a gene linked to impaired memory in Down syndrome. The discovery could also clarify Alzheimer's disease.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells brains down-syndrome health-and-medicine

Man’s lifelong immune weakness is a new disease

A 36-year-old man endured recurrent sinusitis and pneumonias, yeast infections, and viral infections since childhood. His condition now has a name.

Julie Robert-McGill • futurity
Dec. 6, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: genes down-syndrome health-and-medicine immune-systems

Naps stymie learning in kids with Down syndrome

Typically developing young children hang on to information better after a nap, but a new study shows the opposite is true in kids with Down syndrome.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 2, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: sleep learning down-syndrome childrens-health science-and-technology health-and-medicine

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