The Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the Roskamp Institute Among the soldiers who survive conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the traumatic brain injuries account for a larger proportion of their casualties than in any other US war in recent history. According to the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, established by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical […]
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 […]
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.
For those who have loved ones who have Down Syndrome, here’s an organization that can help you deal with it.
Today the Roskamp Institute announced that one of its studies, led by Dr. Robert Farese, identifies a mechanism behind obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Although the research center typically focuses on cognitive conditions like Down Syndrome, it is believed that diabetics are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.
In an upbeat article from February about the prospects of those who suffer from Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease, Stephanie Hayes of The St. Petersburg Times explains how the Roskamp Institute‘s trial of a new treatment for Alzheimer’s could further improve the life of those who have the disease.
The story we featured a few weeks ago has been picked up by the Orlando Sentinel. You can read the story here. roskamp roskamp institute alzheimers michael mullan