Illuminating Cognition Research “With Glow Sticks and Energy”

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends

We recently received a message from Katie Cloutier, a junior at Black River High School in Ludlow, Vermont. Katie (on the right in the photo) held a fun-run fundraising event to support LuMind Foundation and raised almost $600 to support cognition development research. Katie, who is a distance runner, has a friend with Down syndrome …

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Did you miss our webinar “Down Syndrome Cognition Research: Memory and Sleep?”

Categories: Blog, Events

In this special Mother’s Day presentation, Dr. Jamie Edgin provided an update on the current state of work on memory formation and sleep-dependent learning in children and young adults with Down syndrome. She also highlighted other recent discoveries and new directions in her lab, including progress on the development of new cognitive assessments for young …

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Ds Research Questions: Asked by a Parent, Answered by Experts

Categories: Blog, Why Support Research?

Like many parents, Victoria Vila, a freelance writer and member of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, had questions about research and studies on Down syndrome. To answer those questions, she turned to LuMind’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Harpold and Campbell Brasington, a certified genetic counselor at the Down Syndrome clinic at Levine …

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Clinical Trials UPDATE: Roche Initiates RG1662 Phase II Clinical Trials for Individuals with Down syndrome

Categories: Blog, Clinical Trials, Ds Research

LuMind Foundation-supported research has led to clinical trials currently in progress to address developmental cognitive deficits and those impairments associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Roche, a leader in innovative research-focused healthcare and the world’s largest biotech company, has initiated a new multi-national Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RG1662 in adolescents and adults, …

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