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UCLA study finds link between Down syndrome and premature aging

UCLA researchers recently conducted a study showing that Down syndrome can accelerate aging throughout the body. Using an epigenetic clock that tracks chemical reactions to measure the ages of different tissues in the body, the researchers found that the biological ages of the brain tissue and blood tissue in people with Down syndrome are much older than the patient’s true chronological age. Read more...


Brian Lehigh, a third-year graduate student in dentistry, co-created Operation Bruin Smiles, a program that subsidizes dental care for student veterans and students who are former or current foster youths, poses with third-year dental student Lance Peery. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)
Brian Lehigh, a third-year graduate student in dentistry, co-created Operation Bruin Smiles, a program that subsidizes dental care for student veterans and students who are former or current foster youths, poses with third-year dental student Lance Peery. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

The family of Antonia Cerda, one of two patients who have died from UCLA's recent "superbug" outbreak, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the manufacturer of scopes known to have transmitted the bacterial infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The family of Antonia Cerda, one of two patients who have died from UCLA's recent "superbug" outbreak, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the manufacturer of scopes known to have transmitted the bacterial infections. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) represents the district that includes UCLA and Westwood in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Courtesy of Ted Lieu)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) represents the district that includes UCLA and Westwood in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Courtesy of Ted Lieu)

The president and CEO of the UCLA Health System, Dr. David Feinberg, will take a position at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. (Courtesy of Morgan Glier)
The president and CEO of the UCLA Health System, Dr. David Feinberg, will take a position at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. (Courtesy of Morgan Glier)

Bingen Cortazar, a graduate student in electrical engineering, uses a Google Glass mobile system he helped develop to measure chlorophyll concentrations in plants. (Eu Ran Kwak/Daily Bruin)
Bingen Cortazar, a graduate student in electrical engineering, uses a Google Glass mobile system he helped develop to measure chlorophyll concentrations in plants. (Eu Ran Kwak/Daily Bruin)


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