LuMind RDS Research Partner Jamie Edgin Wins $2.9 Million Grant

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This holiday season, LuMind Research Down Syndrome is celebrating Dr. Jamie Edgin and her newly awarded five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) to expand research on developing the Arizona Cognitive Testing Battery. Dr. Jamie Edgin is an assistant professor of psychology and serves as the associate head …

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President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Bill into Law, Offering New Hope

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In November, LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation joined with the National Health Council as a co-signatory on a post-election letter to Congress, urging lawmakers to move a legislation forward that hopes to speed the development of treatments and cures. Of the 217 organizations undersigning the letter of support, representing a widely diverse community of patients and family caregivers, LuMind …

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World’s First Clinical Trial for anti-Abeta Vaccine Targeting Alzheimer’s Disease-like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome

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PRESS RELEASE – Issued by AC Immune Studies AC Immune’s ACI-24, the first anti-amyloid vaccine for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease-like characteristics in people with Down syndrome Clinical Study is done in collaboration with University of California San Diego US NIH provides significant funding with an additional grant from the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation Alzheimer’s …

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Federal Budget Updates Related to Down Syndrome Research

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Our Dr. Harpold stays closely connected to and works in the world of research, not only Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, but also relevant research endeavors at a broad scale. Here’s his take on the Federal 2016 Omnibus Budget Bill. By Dr. Michael Harpold, LuMind RDS Chief Scientific Officer The just enacted Federal 2016 Omnibus Budget …

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Clinton Campaign Announces Investment Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease

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LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation applauds the development and announcement by the Clinton presidential campaign of a formal plan for new investment to prevent, treat, and make an Alzheimer’s disease cure possible by 2025, which includes a commitment to reach the $2 billion annual funding level for NIH’s dementia research. You can read more details on Clinton’s announced plan …

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