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Down Syndrome Research Could Provide Important Insights Into Cancer Treatments

From Down Syndrome World Issue 4 2018 People with Down syndrome are highly protected from most solid tumor cancers, and yet they are highly predisposed to certain blood cancers. Studying people with Down syndrome may lead to new cancer treatments
Posted on March 8, 2019
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Pioneering Care for People with Down Syndrome

From Down Syndrome World Issue 3 2018 As one of the lead authors of the Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome, George T. Capone, M.D., is continuing his life’s work of improving evidence-based medical care for people with
Posted on November 8, 2018
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The Importance of Immune System Dysregulation in People with Down Syndrome

From Down Syndrome World Issue 3 2018 How does an extra copy of chromosome 21 drive the developmental and clinical features of Down syndrome? This question has been the subject of many investigations since 1958, when Jérôme Lejeune reported the
Posted on November 8, 2018
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$2.9 Million For Down Syndrome & Alzheimer’s Research

Crnic Institute’s supergroup scientists received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their important research on beta-amyloid, the protein encoded on chromosome 21 that causes
Posted on October 31, 2018
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A Center For Life-Changing Care

From Down Syndrome World Winter 2017 Since its inception in 2010, The Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado has championed healthy starts and bright futures by caring for the unique medical needs of
Posted on October 12, 2018
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What’s New? Your Science Recap from the 2018 Linda Crnic Institute Down Syndrome Symposium

On September 26, 2018, 200 scientists met to discuss their newest important research on trisomy 21 at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome’s 8th Annual Down Syndrome Symposium. Below, find a short, simple breakdown of the latest Down syndrome research.
Posted on October 11, 2018
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Crnic Institute Scientists Receive NIH and Lejeune Grants

We proudly support the important research of two of our Crnic Institute scientists, Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D. and Michael Yeager, Ph.D. Dr. Gardiner received a R03 NIH grant to understand cognitive deficits in Down syndrome from Hsa21 orthologs on mouse chromosome
Posted on July 26, 2018
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Two Global Down Syndrome Foundation Experts Receive Prestigious National Awards for Scientific Breakthrough and Contributions in the Medical Field

Dallas, TX – Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the Anschutz Medical Campus (Crnic Institute), was awarded the National Down Syndrome Congress 2018 Pueschel-Tjossem Award for his scientific breakthrough recasting Down
Posted on July 23, 2018