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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Race for the eXtraordinary: Negative Splits for the Win

Categories: Blog, Other, Runners Program

Why should you aim to run a negative split in your next race (marathon, half marathon, 10-miler, even 10Ks and 5Ks)? For one, you’ll win a new pair of running shoes, courtesy of New Balance (if your race is a marathon). In addition, you’ll save yourself from the pain and agony of a tough breakdown late …

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Race for the eXtraordinary: Fueling for 26.2

Categories: Blog, Other, Runners Program

Now that racing season is upon us, I want to take a moment to remind all of our runners about the importance of developing a race nutrition plan, especially those of you running a marathon. Running a marathon is no easy feat, but you can help yourself be as prepared as possible TO TACKLE those 26.2 …

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A New Tool for Your Fundraising Toolkit: Ask for Donations Using Photos and Images!

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Ever heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” It turns out that a photo might also help you attract more donors to your fundraising page and an image may help you achieve your fundraising goals faster than words alone. According to the group MobileCause, the human brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than …

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