Animal Research Minute – Help for those with Down’s Syndrome

Could a new drug help boost memory and learning in people with Down syndrome?

Well researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a drug that could
boost cognitive function in those with Down syndrome. The drug they are studying is already used to
treat people with Alzheimer’s disease and, in early trials, it has shown to effectively treat Down
syndrome in mice. The next step is to test the drug in people and if it’s successful it could significantly
improve the quality of life for people living with this genetic disorder.

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