A US study of a potential prenatal treatment of a mouse model for Down syndrome, aimed at promoting neuronal development, is being widely reported, following publication of the report of its findings in the current issue of the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Frank Buckley, CEO of Down Syndrome Educational International has published an excellent summary in his blog, Frank Talk. He provides links to background information that helps in understanding both the research project and the information it is built on, and to reports in the mainstream media.
Reference to the original research report (available free online):
Laura Toso, Irene Cameroni, Robin Roberson, Daniel Abebe, Stephanie Bissell and Catherine Y. Spong, Prevention of Developmental Delays in a Down Syndrome Mouse Model, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008;112:1242-1251