NYT: The Truth About Down Syndrome

Categories: Blog, Ds Research, News

Two LuMind-funded researchers, Jamie Edgin and Fabian Fernandez, respond to remarks by biologist Richard Dawkins with a fact-filled Op-Ed in the New York Times on August 28, 2014. Here are some of the facts they present: Children and young adults with Down syndrome have significantly higher “adaptive” skills Recent research suggests that the cognitive impairment that is …

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DS Consortium: Collaborate to Innovate

Categories: Blog

Since the founding of LuMind Foundation a decade ago, the researchers receiving foundation grants are encouraged to share findings with others in their discipline and other important fields. That condition is based on the belief that collaborating yields better and faster research breakthroughs. In that same spirit, LuMind Foundation is proud to be part of …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Pavel Belichenko

Categories: Blog

It is with great  sadness that we share that Dr. Pavel Belichenko passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2014. Pavel has been a key member of the research group working together with Bill Mobley and supported by the LuMind Foundation since 2004, both at Stanford and more recently at University of California, San Diego. During …

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National Public Radio Features LuMind-Funded Researchers

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, News

Thank you supporters – read how your donations are doing great work at the University of California San Diego. In a piece titled “People with Down Syndrome are Pioneers in Alzheimer’s Research” Drs. Raffi and Mobley are interviewed, along with 39 year old Justin McGowan who has Ds about the research they are conducting on …

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Shon Christy Joins LuMind Foundation As Newest Board Member

Categories: Blog, Meet Our Friends

Shon Christy has been with LuMind Foundation as an active committee member and the Foundation is pleased he accepted a leadership role in the organization.  Christy and his wife Brittany are parents to five beautiful children, including an wonderful, playful son named Beckett who has Down syndrome. Welcome Shon!   Read more in our press …

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