Understanding Down syndrome and therapies to manage it

Although the disorder level varies for different people, the condition lasts a lifetime. The impact of the disorder is seen in behavioural and physical issues like poor attention span, slow learning ability and impulsive behaviour

Understanding Down syndrome and therapies to manage itDown syndrome is a congenital disorder that causes intellectual disability and physical abnormalities like a flat face, small head and ear, a short neck and poor muscle activity. Cause This disorder is caused by a variance in the number of chromosomes. Normally, a person has 46 chromosomes. People with Down syndrome have been found to […]

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s life

Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution during gestation had shorter caps on the ends of their chromosomes, according to the researchers, who suggest the findings offer a possible biological reason for health problems encountered by kids who live where smog and traffic exhaust is pervasive

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s lifePollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Paediatrics found. The length of telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips, is considered a marker of biological ageing. Based on their results, […]