Drug Opens Door To Treating Down Syndrome

In what’s being hailed as a major milestone in efforts to treat Down syndrome, researchers say they’ve identified a drug that boosts memory in those with the chromosomal disorder.

The medication memantine — which is currently used to treat Alzheimer’s disease — offered as much as a tenfold memory increase for those with Down syndrome, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/07/18/drug-treating-down-syndrome/16050/

By Shaun Heasley - July 18, 2012