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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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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The Connection between Ds and Alzheimer’s Disease

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

All adults with Down syndrome over 35-40 years of age develop the characteristic Alzheimer’s neuropathology, including the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, with earlier onset of dementia developing in more than 70% of individuals. Read more from a Science Daily article  and review the connections to the greater Alzheimer’s community.