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“I have only one solution to save them -
cure them.”
Professor Jérôme Lejeune

 

  • Briac’s other world

    Briac’s other world

    As Briac’s mother puts it so well, Briac has been taking his family into a different world for 9 years. It is world where life is lived “one day at a time”, regulated by the great joys of daily life and the sometimes great difficulties met along the way.

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  • Controversy over the discovery of Trisomy 21

    Controversy over the discovery of Trisomy 21

    On January 26, 1959, and on March 16, 1959, two communications were sent to the Academy of Sciences. These communications established the presence of 47 chromosomes in children diagnosed with Down syndrome, and were published under 3 signatures in the following order: Lejeune, Gautier, and Turpin.

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  • « Very-down » and very happy 2

    « Very-down » and very happy 2

    One memory particularly marked Keenan: "Sometimes, we spent a long time teaching them dance moves. They did everything thing they could to reproduce them as best as possible."

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  • « Very-down » and very happy 1

    « Very-down » and very happy 1

    Through his frequent consultations, his advice, his encouragements, his gestures of love and understanding, and his gentleness, Lejeune enabled all these children

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  • TESDAD promising first results, what comes next is full of hope.

    TESDAD promising first results, what comes next is full of hope.

    La recherche préclinique a mis en évidence le potentiel thérapeutique de la molécule EGCG, gallate d’épigallocatéchine,extraite du thé vert sur les capacités intellectuelles des personnes atteintes de trisomie 21. Ceci serait lié à la capacité de l’EGCG de moduler l’activité de Dyrk1A, un des gènes cible dans le traitement de la trisomie 21.

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