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Sleep and white matter in adults with down syndrome

Adults with Down syndrome are at a high risk for disordered sleep. These sleep problems could have marked effects on aging and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially altering white matter integrity. Victoria Fleming, a PhD student in Human Development and Family Studies, is first author on an article published in Brain Sciences, “Sleep and White Matter in Adults with Down Syndrome” examining the association of disrupted sleep with lower white matter integrity. Brianna Piro-Gambetti, a PhD student in Human Development and Family Studies, and Dr. Sigan L. Hartley, 100 Women Distinguished Chair in Human Ecology and Director of SoHE Graduate Studies, are co-authors of the paper.

Read the full article at: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/10/1322