LuMind RDS Research Partner Jamie Edgin Wins $2.9 Million Grant

Categories: Blog, Clinical Trials, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, Meet Our Friends, News, Other, Why Support Research?
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

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, News, Other, Why Support Research?
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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Why This Mom Changed T-Shirts 26 Times While Running the NYC Marathon

Categories: Meet Our Friends, News, Runners Program, Why Support Research?
This week 18 marathon runners are hitting the NYC streets in all 5 boroughs to raise funds and awareness for LuMind RDS while surviving a very challenging running event — the TCS New York City Marathon. One of our dedicated LuMind RDS runner took it to a whole new level of awareness by dedicating each …

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LuMind RDS Foundation Awards More Than $1.6 Million in New Grants for Cognition Research for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Categories: Ds Research, News
Person with Down syndrome celebrates
LuMind™ Research Down Syndrome Foundation (LuMind RDS) — formerly the Down Syndrome and Treatment Foundation and Research Down Syndrome — advances Down syndrome (Ds) cognition and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research with $1,615,000 in funding awards for seven new research grants in 2017. Since 2004, LuMind RDS has raised more than $15 million and funded research …

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Money = Time: Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to ALS Gene Discovery

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We just kicked off our Summer Fundraising Appeal with the theme Money = Time. We’ve all heard the saying Time is Money, but in research money leads to an accelerated pace of discoveries, shortening the time to breakthroughs. Just as we kicked off our campaign there was a report from the world of ALS research …

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