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Wil Can Fly. {Photo Series}

Meet Wil Lawrence. Wil is one year old, the youngest of five children, he has Down Syndrome and he can fly. Well, kind of. At least he can fly according to Alan, Wil’s dad and the photographer behind these amazingly creative and playful pictures, “Wil has always wanted to fly ever since he learned to […]

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers

Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder. Researchers have identified a potential target for treatments for these carriers.

Discovery may open door for treating fragile X carriers

Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown symptoms.

Bat Disease Epidemic Still Expanding Throughout North America

For the past decade, an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has had severe impacts on bat populations throughout North America. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, feeds on soft tissues of bats such as their wings and noses. Little...Show More Summary

I'm Gonna Miss Bloodborne's Loading Screens

Really, this is a story about Stockholm Syndrome. More »      

The China Syndrome: Is China Headed For A Financial Meltdown?

China has experienced annual GDP over 6.0% for two decades. What's been fueling its economic growth? Is China headed for a fall? Learn more in this article!

Israel's Independence at 67: Living Up to the Ideals of Its Founders

As Israel celebrates its 67th Independence Day, it is easy to fall into one or two categories in reaction. One entails an "oy gevalt syndrome" -- the sky is falling. Just look at Israel and its relations with its main ally, the United States. Show More Summary

What It’s Like to Have Down Syndrome—and Care for a Sister With Disabilities

Growing up, Lani Holmberg rarely interacted with a boy in her town who had Down Syndrome, and, when she did, the uncertainty of how to communicate with him proved to be too strong of a barrier. This experience stayed with Holmberg into adulthood. Show More Summary

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder -- a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) -- akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed only in adults, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Children's Center study. Show More Summary

How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter

I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical cord stem cells had been collected and stored and were then transplanted into me because they closely matched my cells. Show More Summary

Father Turns His Son With Down Syndrome Into a Flying Superhero and His Pictures Go Viral

We already knew that children with Down syndrome are spectacular. But one Utah dad is using his photography skills to drive home the message that there is no limit to what people with Down syndrome can accomplish. Alan Lawrence’s photo series features his 18-month old son Wil in a variety of settings flying through the […]

Study: Aborting Babies With Down Syndrome Has Wiped Out 30% of the Down Syndrome Community

How many babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome (DS) are aborted in the United States each year? Well, we don’t know. While new data suggesting lower numbers has recently been published,[1] we continue to see most often in print a statistics of 90% – 92%. While that certainly draws attention to the horrifying reality that […]

How Pets Help Heal a Broken Heart After Divorce

Image: © Cindy Hughes/Shutterstock Did you know that suffering from a broken heart isn't just an emotional metaphor? According to the American Heart Association, "broken heart syndrome" is a real, physical response to a surge of stress...Show More Summary

Alana Foundation to Fund Case Western Reserve-MIT Research in Identifying Drugs to Treat Down Syndrome

Thanks to the Alana Foundation, Down syndrome researcher Alberto Costa, MD, PhD, has taken another step toward making Northeast Ohio a leader in exploring potential treatments for the genetic condition. Case Western Reserve has received $1.7 million for basic science research collaboration with MIT.

How To Banish Bloat For A Flatter Stomach

Gas can be found in the stomach and intestines due to a host of issues, from malabsorption and irritable bowel syndrome to Candida and bacterial fermentation from undigested food. Here’s what you need to know for a flatter stomach and,...Show More Summary

Local leaders – Caitlan Hatley (The Kai Hatley Foundation)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra mum Caitlan Hatley has started a foundation to help find a treatment for her seriously ill son, Kai. Four-year-old Kai was diagnosed with rare genetic disorder Mecp2 duplication syndrome in 2010. The syndrome causes intellectual...Show More Summary

Why MMA vet Nate Quarry ended retirement to fight a teen with Down syndrome

If it weren’t for a few special people and some much-needed help years ago, Nate Quarry never would’ve realized his dream of becoming an MMA fighter. It’s the reason he recently ended his retirement to grant a teen with Down syndrome the same dream.Filed (...)

Girl, 3, gets liver from donor after dad gives organ to twin

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Binh Wagner, 3, who suffers from Alagille syndrome, is recovering from a life-saving transplant from a mysterious donor.

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