UCSD Study Unraveling the Complexities between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

Our friends at University of California, San Diego are helping to unravel the complexities of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. A news report from WFMZ in San Diego refers to a three-year pilot project involving a relatively small set of individuals with Down syndrome, like the impressive Jonathan Shirley. Dr. Mike Rafii, the principal investigator on …

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Identifying More of the Ds Puzzle Pieces

Categories: Ds Research, News

Researchers at University of California Davis are helping to unravel the complexities of Down syndrome by identifying a group of so-called supporting cells in the brain that may be related to abnormal neuron development. The research team obtained evidence of a potentially critical role of astrolgia cells in people with Down syndrome. The researchers created …

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NDSC Convention: Setting the Pace

Categories: Blog, Events, Meet Our Friends

We enjoyed meeting friends and making new ones at the National Down Syndrome Congress convention in Indianapolis from July 11-13, 2014. We especially want to thank the people who got up early on Saturday morning to show an interest in research by attending our presentation “Advances in Down Syndrome Cognition Research – Dramatic Progress in …

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Nothing but Net – and Research

Categories: Blog, Events

Basketball + Fourth of July + air conditioning = a great way to raise money for Down syndrome cognition research! Our friend and Board Member Anthony Providenti hosts a Long Island tradition, a basketball tournament to benefit the LuMind Foundation. The event raised $4000 and the spirits of all of us here at LuMind –  thanks to …

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