“Light the Way Event” Is Observed by Governor First Spouses on World Down Syndrome Day

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New Jersey Governor First Lady Mary Pat Christie and other Governor First Spouses have joined together to bring attention to Down syndrome cognitive research, research that holds great promise for improving memory, learning and communication for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome. This evening, Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey, …

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A Mom’s Video Supporting Down Syndrome Research

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In this video made in observance of World Down Syndrome Day, a mother of a young son with Down syndrome describes why she supports cognitive research to develop drug therapies to address intellectual disabilities in Down syndrome. In recent decades, improved health care, expanded education and community opportunities and the support of families and advocacy …

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Roche Research Sheds Light on Improving Neurological Deficits in Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

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PharmaLive reports on a just published article in the Journal of Neurosciencia. Roche scientists, along with researchers from the University of Cantabria and the Cajal Institute, detail studies that used a compound to selectively block specific receptors in the brain of a mouse model with Down syndrome and reverse key neurological defects. Roche compound(RD1662) is …

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RDS Runners Charity Racing Program Presented at February DSAIA Conference

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Research Down Syndrome was pleased to participate in the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Conference held Feb. 21-24 in Cincinnati. Attendees learned about the Foundation’s Race for the Extraordinary program, the national charity initiative to support Down syndrome cognitive research. This program has the potential to significantly re-state public support for Down syndrome research.

RDS Newsletter February 2013

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Did you know that research to understand and treat intellectual disabilities in Down syndrome is funded by private foundations at a level reaching no more than $2-3 million per year? Contrast this to research support in other areas. In 2010, for example, leading foundations that back Parkinson’s, Cystic Fibrosis and Autism research made scientific grants …

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