Research brief: Better memory in Down’s syndrome

Short-term treatment with a drug compound called pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) could offer hope for a new treatment to improve learning and memory in people with Down’s syndrome, say US researchers. They found that mice with Down’s syndrome were significantly better at identifying novel objects and navigating maze tests after being fed 17 daily doses of milk containing PTZ (Nature Neuroscience Online 2007).

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