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Prozac in the womb 'can cure Down syndrome' study says

'Resets proper brain development'

12 December, 13:56
Prozac in the womb 'can cure Down syndrome' study says (ANSA) - Bologna, December 12 - Researchers at the University of Bologna said Thursday they were able to cure the effects of Down syndrome in mice while they were still in the womb using Prozac. The results of the study were published in the neuroscience magazine Brain. Led by Professor Renata Bartesaghi, scientists say the treatment effectively resets proper brain development in newborns afflicted with the genetic disorder by using doses of fluoxetine, known by the brand name Prozac.

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