Structural pathologies, such as brain, are present at birth in Down syndrome (trisomy 21), reflecting embryonic origins that are generally associated with smaller organs or reduced growth.
Be included! Families of children with Down syndrome are invited to participate in our new study about genetics and health. The Waisman BioLibrary is recruiting youth with Down syndrome ages 0 – 17 years. Families …
Learn about advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—individuals with Down syndrome and family members.
Anna Esbensen, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She studies the lifespan development of individuals with Down syndrome and provides clinical services to families of children with Down syndrome.
PET amyloid [11C]PiB imaging has revealed early detection of Aβ in the striatum in individuals with Down Syndrome (DS), a group carrying genetic risk for AD.
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Boxplots depicting median and variation for episodic memory score by PET amyloid beta (Aβ–vs. Aβ+) and tau (TLvs. TH) status in Braakregions I to VI.
By Emily Leclerc, Waisman Science Writer The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and is dedicated to not only raising awareness about Down syndrome but also to celebrating the abilities and accomplishments of …
Waisman Center researchers are creating a new approach to study how changes to brain development in the womb result in intellectual disability in people with Down syndrome.
Down syndrome (DS, trisomy 21) is characterized by intellectual impairment at birth and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology in middle age. As individuals with DS age, their cognitive functions decline as they develop AD pathology.