Tag: Down syndrome

1. A chemical library screen identified a compound (termed altered generation of neurons, or ALGERNON) that promoted the proliferation of neural stem cells (NSCs) isolated from a mouse model of Down syndrome (DS). 2. In a mouse model of DS, prenatal treatment with ALGERNON restored neurogenesis and normalized cognitive...

Patient Basics: Down Syndrome

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Down syndrome is a disorder caused by a problem with the chromosomes — the pieces of DNA that have the blueprint for the human body. Normally a person has two copies of each chromosome, but a person with Down syndrome has three copies...
1. Women receiving progesterone therapy in the first trimester were more likely to have fetuses with increased nuchal translucency at 11-14 weeks gestation. 2. Formulation, dosage and route of administration of progesterone were not associated with significant differences in NT. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: Nuchal translucency (NT) is...