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Treatment for Down Syndrome

Bradley Mattes   |   October 21, 2014

During the last decade, scientists have made considerable gains in understanding Down syndrome.  What they’re working on isn’t a cure for Down syndrome, it’s targeted treatments to address problems caused by the condition. In this case researchers are working to develop pharmaceutical interventions to help people with Down syndrome live more independently.  It has the potential to significantly improve learning and memory abilities.  It involves drugs to restore the size of the cerebellum in the brain, usually forty-present smaller in individuals with Down syndrome.  In mice it enabled them to learn to get through a water maze.  It’s not about fundamentally changing or eliminating people, but instead helping them learn.  Perhaps God has blessings in store for His precious children.

 

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