Down Syndrome

Catatonia in Down syndrome
November 19, 2019
Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications. Only rece...
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Global Honors Supermodel Amanda Booth with Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award
November 15, 2019

What happens when a supermodel has a baby with Down Syndrome? Well, she gets him a modeling contract too (obviously)!.

AMANDA BOOTH TRAVELS the world for her career, modeling in fashion editorials and advertising campaigns for com...
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Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer's Risk
November 8, 2019

By Peter Schelden on 11/08/2019 2:29 PM


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The Salah Foundation Gifts $75,000 Matching Grant Toward Classes at Global’s New Education Center
November 7, 2019

At Global’s 11th annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, a surprise announcement was made by Noreen Salah Burpee, Executive Director of the Salah Foundation, and delivered by 9News emcees Kim Christiansen...
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Award-Winning Actor Colin Farrell Goes Above & Beyond for Global
November 3, 2019




Ensuring 2019 Global Ambassador Charlotte Fonfara-LaRose has a ball at the red carpet premiere of
This article was published in the award-winning ...
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Understanding Behavioral Challenges
September 19, 2019
An important study in the journal of mental health research in intellectual disabilities shows that children with Down syndrome demonstrate increased behavioral issues compared with their typical peers. Early intervention and a development strategy can help....
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An Out-Of-Sight Connection
September 13, 2019
Last year, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show brought together two very different football fans: Denver Broncos Lineback Von Miller and one of his biggest Admirers, sports-loving 14-year-old Daniel Walshe. Th...
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Targeting key gene could help lead to Down syndrome treatment
May 23, 2019
Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth, according to a Rutgers-led study.
Using stem cells that can turn into other cells in the brain, re...
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Down Syndrome Research Could Provide Important Insights Into Cancer Treatments
March 8, 2019


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 that could benefit everyone.
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Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA with blood test during pregnancy
February 13, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have develope...
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