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Hope for Down's children

19th November 2009

New research has indicated that some of the learning difficulties of Down's syndrome have been reversed by a blood pressure drug.

Researchers from Stanford University in America report in the journal Science Translational Medicine that if given in childhood, the drug could improve marks in school while in adulthood it could prevent or slow the decline towards dementia that often accompanies the genetic condition.

However, experts say that while the research is still in its early stages, it gives hope for those with Down’s syndrome and their families.


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Article Information

Title: Hope for Down's children
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13326
Date Added: 19th Nov 2009


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