U.S. Senator Bill Nelson toured the laboratories and discussed the various types of research currently being conducted at the Roskamp Institute. read more | digg story
Melanie Marquez, a reporter at the Bradenton Herald, reports that Senator Bill Nelson of Florida visited Roskamp Institute yesterday. The institute was recently funded $1.5 million by the US Department of Defense to conduct research in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Roskamp Institute research work may help soldiers like those in Iraq who suffer injury due […]
Jeremy Willis of the Herald Tribune reports that U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is touring Florida during his congressional August vacation, and Melanie Marquez of the Bradenton Times explains that Nelson learned during his visit to the Roskamp Institute yesterday that it is conducting federally funded research that could help soldiers with traumatic brain injuries. The […]
Clare Murphy, BBC health reporter, explains that the procedure to see if a fetus has Down Syndrome is being questioned by British experts since the test can cause a miscarriage of normal babies.
A recent study conducted by scientists in the United States and Portugal have found that BubR1, which affects cell division, apparently plays a role when sperm and egg chromosomes split and form. Apparently, BubR1 causes the chromosomes to mutate and, thus, help led to a person suffering from Down Syndrome.
St. Louis area Down Syndrome patient Colin Goodwin, 18, spent his summer exploring three different jobs while volunteering at a local fire station, reports the Southwest County Journal. St. Louis Arc’s Neighborhood Experiences program matches people like Goodwin who have cognitive conditions with local businesses and organizations to help them develop job skills and establish […]
Reuters reports that US health officials have required Novartis AG to correct misleading information in its advertising and marketing campaign for its Alzheimer’s drug Exelon. The questioned information was printed on file cards distributed to health care professionals.
One of the biggest fears that Alzheimer’s caregivers have are that those to whom they attend to will wander off — potentially finding themselves lost and in danger. Associated Press medical writer Lauran Neergaard talks about a few options in her article today titled “Helping find lost Alzheimer’s patients.” She discusses cheap devices that cost […]
The Associated Press reports in an article about Alzheimer’s caregiving today that “Offering simple training to people struggling to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease not only eases their burden — it even can keep patients out of nursing homes for an extra 1 1/2 years.” However, many people who care for loved ones […]
While the Roskamp Institute tries to cure intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome, ThinkCollege.net encourages and helps those with such challenges to still pursue post secondary education — including college. This is a great resource for those who have family members and friends who are bright but yet impaired.