Monday, December 21, 2009

A fix for Down syndrome brains?

Boosting levels of a neurotransmitter in the brain may reverse some of the cognitive abnormalities that characterize Down syndrome, according to a study, published online today (November 18) in Science Translational Medicine, conducted in a mouse model of the disease.

Rett Gene Discovery: Ten-Year Anniversary (by Monica Coenraads)

Source: Rett syndrome research trust