Navigation Links
Researcher tests promising drug on those with Down syndrome
Date:8/2/2011

is actively pursuing links between Down and Alzheimer's disease. He says babies born with Down often carry the biological markers for Alzheimer's.

"They have the disease from the get go," he said.

Costa says the world is awash in false assumptions about Down syndrome ranging from distortions on life expectancy to educational limitations. In fact, depending on the severity of their condition, those with Down can live into their 70s, attend college, live independently and hold down jobs.

"If we are successful, it will increase hope and expectations for those with Down syndrome," Costa said. "Right now there are drugs for the signs and symptoms of medical conditions more frequent in those with Down syndrome, but nothing to improve brain function. In fact, the prevailing wisdom has been that there is essentially nothing you can do to boost memory and learning in this group. Hopefully, we can prove them wrong."

But he and other Down researchers face an overall lack of federal funding, especially when compared to other diseases and disorders.

Costa has been supported by Forest Pharmaceuticals which is funding the clinical trial, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and the National Institute of Child Health and Development, part of the National Institutes of Health.

"Clearly these funding sources are the unsung heroes," Costa said. "They may not get the attention or publicity but I can assure you that our efforts and the future of those with Down syndrome would be seriously compromised without their continued generosity."


'/>"/>

Contact: David Kelly
david.kelly@ucdenver.edu
303-315-6374
University of Colorado Denver
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. U of M researchers use improved imaging technique; discover a better approach to diagnosing epilepsy
2. RUB researchers decipher the molecular basis of blue-green algae
3. Researchers discover the mechanism that determines cell position in the intestinal epithelium
4. Caltech researchers increase the potency of HIV-battling proteins
5. Researchers tap yeasts as source of green surfactants
6. Lawson researchers take control of cancer
7. U researchers look to dogs to better understand intricacies of bone cancer
8. Penn researchers help graft olfactory receptors onto nanotubes
9. U of M researchers may have discovered key to help women fight infections during pregnancy
10. Behavior 2011 to draw global contingent of more than 1,100 animal researchers to IU next week
11. U of M researchers discover gene required to maintain male sex throughout life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2015)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , March 24, ... of biometric identity management solutions, today announced that ... enabling premium clothing accessory retailer Goorin Bros ... login. The Crossmatch biometrics-based solution secures access to ... customers from the increased risk of data breaches. ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... , Mar. 23, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announces its biometric payment ... campaign on CNBC television starting March 30 th . ... airing in New York markets. ... "We are excited about our new ad campaign following the ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vkzvcs/iris_biometrics ) has announced ... Business Report" report to their offering. This ... Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... America . Annual estimates and forecasts are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 3Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 2Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 3Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 4Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 5
... lettuce grown in the American West, there,s a good chance ... water source. These hidden groundwater systems are precious resources that ... monitoring them, owing to a lack of accurate data. ... and effectively monitor aquifer levels in agricultural regions using data ...
... are changing and will face reduced growth if temperatures ... according to a study conducted by a team of ... Santa Barbara; U.S. Geological Survey; and University of Arizona. ... of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) special ...
... For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference ... vertebrate see things and that sexes likely use that difference ... a Vanier Scholar, led a team of researchers who found that ... detect light in different ways as well. "It is ...
Cached Biology News:Satellite data provide a new way to monitor groundwater in agricultural regions 2Satellite data provide a new way to monitor groundwater in agricultural regions 3Drought and rising temperatures weaken southwest forests 2When it comes to selecting a mate, the eyes have it: Queen's University study 2
(Date:4/18/2015)... Aurigene and its partner ... presenting data at the poster sessions from two ... Annual Meeting (April 18-22 in Philadelphia, ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130418/608115 ) , Aurigene will present ... molecule inhibitors program, which is currently in preclinical ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Horsham, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... Tech), a leader in regulatory data management, preparation, and ... announced today the availability of a new Lot Distribution ... that are required to remain compliant with the FDA’s ... Used by the FDA to monitor the volume and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQX: SQIDF), ... and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced ... received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to ... purchase warrants ("the Warrants") of the Company, which ... 2013 private placement financing. Each Warrant ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... drug discovery company, Novogen, today announced that it ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (,Feinstein Institute,) of ... with the objective of developing effective treatments for ... the drug discovery expertise of Novogen and the ... in neurosciences and oncology. At the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aurigene to Present its NAMPT and IRAK-4 Inhibitors Programs at AACR 2015 2Reed Tech Announces FDA Lot Distribution Report (LDR) Service for Manufacturers of Biologic Products 2Reed Tech Announces FDA Lot Distribution Report (LDR) Service for Manufacturers of Biologic Products 3SQI Diagnostics to Extend Warrant Expiry 2SQI Diagnostics to Extend Warrant Expiry 3Novogen and Feinstein Institute Join Forces to Find Effective Treatments for Brain Cancer 2Novogen and Feinstein Institute Join Forces to Find Effective Treatments for Brain Cancer 3Novogen and Feinstein Institute Join Forces to Find Effective Treatments for Brain Cancer 4Novogen and Feinstein Institute Join Forces to Find Effective Treatments for Brain Cancer 5Novogen and Feinstein Institute Join Forces to Find Effective Treatments for Brain Cancer 6
... win. The professor of biotechnology at Delft University of ... in Rice University,s Matteo Pasquali. Together with ... (CNRS), the University of Bordeaux, France, and Vrije University, ... a long-standing controversy in the field of polymer dynamics: ...
... MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 7, 2011 MiMedx Group, Inc. (MDXG), ... products, announced today that it will present at the 13th ... Petit, Chairman and CEO, William C. Taylor, President and COO, ... present on Thursday, January 13th, at 9:40 a.m. Eastern Time ...
... AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2011 A number of new ... and major investors, are growing algae to produce biodiesel, jet ... fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) to "feed" their photosynthetic algae, which ... a potentially greater advantage from using fossil fuel CO2 to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bendy tubes get around 2Bendy tubes get around 3Algae Biofuel Spin-Off: Safer New Foods That Can Prevent Genetic Damage 2Algae Biofuel Spin-Off: Safer New Foods That Can Prevent Genetic Damage 3
Prostaglandin E2 Luminex Standard Product Lines: Unspecified...
Request Info...
Agarose, pulse field, 250 g. Nuclease-free.Gel point (1.5%): 36 1.5 C, EEO (-mr): 1800 g/cm2. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ultrapure Biochemicals ....
Homo sapiens palladin...
Biology Products: