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I have only ever heard of one case where RP caused blindness in a newborn. Unfortunately, I am unable to release the name or any details of the patient because of privacy issues and so forth. Usually blindness from RP comes after a few years of life (as you said), making blindness from birth (or even early infancy) very rare. I can tell you, however, ...


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Interesting question. Here what I think (I am not an expert in congenital analgesia so take it with a grain of salt). The pain provoked by an high temperature is mainly transmitted via the receptor TRPV1 (a Ca2+-channel nocireceptor) while cold sensation is driven by TRPM8 and possibly, for noxious cold, via TRPA1 (two similar types of Ca2+-channels). Those ...


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This is a great question. Just to make it clear people with DS do have a reduced risk of solid cancers and an increased risk of blood cancers, (B-ALL and AML). You are correct in picking out DSRC1 because of its angiogenic implications. The current hypothesis centers around people with DS being less capable of driving angiogenesis, and therefore having an ...



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