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Understanding and treating the cognitive dysfunction of Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

Philadelphia, PA, March 1, 2012 – Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic disorder in live born children arising as a consequence of a chromosomal abnormality. It occurs as a result of having three copies of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two. It causes substantial physical and behavioral abnormalities, including life-long cognitive dysfunction that can range from mild to severe but which further deteriorates as individuals with DS age.
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Clues to genetics of congenital heart defects emerge from Down syndrome study

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (4 weeks ago)

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in humans, involving a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21. In addition to intellectual disability, individuals with Down syndrome have a high risk of congenital heart ... Read Post

Shedding Light On Cause Of Down Syndrome And Other Genetic Disorders

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

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Understanding And Treating The Cognitive Dysfunction Of Down Syndrome And Alzheimer's Disease

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic disorder in live born children arising as a consequence of a chromosomal abnormality. It occurs as a result of having three copies of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two. It causes s... Read Post


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