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Thursday, 19 November 2009

New brain research report from Stanford

An interesting new research study on particular brain functions in mouse models of Down syndrome has been released by the Down Syndrome Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in California. The work builds on earlier studies, and the researchers caution that it is a long way from a clinical application, and is not a "cure" for Down syndrome:

This research has revealed another potential therapeutic strategy to improve learning in a mouse model of Down syndrome. As you can read in the article ..... these findings are very promising. However, we would like to emphasize that these studies were done in a mouse model and more work is required before commencing clinical trials in humans.

But it is interesting science, from a highly regarded center, that might well be useful for people with Down syndrome in the future.

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