Federal Budget Updates Related to Down Syndrome Research

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

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, News
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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Awaken A Force

Categories: Blog, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection

By Alan Gard, Devoted Dad (and Jedi Knight Battling Darth Dementia) As December greets us this year, many are in a festive move as a special event approaches…namely the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Over $50 million in presale tickets have already been sold. When was the last time you bought a ticket in …

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Might Normalizing Brain Development Help in Down’s Syndrome?

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

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Harpold was referenced in a discussion from the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The article discusses if the cognitive impairments associated with Down syndrome could be prevented. Dr. Harpold was mentioned along with others from Tufts Medical in Boston, Univeristy of Bologna in Italy and Institute for Basic …

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Comments on Reports of a “New Down Syndrome Therapy”

Categories: Blog

By Dr. Michael Harpold Chief Scientific Officer, LuMind RDS Foundation Many of you have asked about a recent news piece and associated press release entitled “New Down syndrome Therapy Discovered.” Although this is not a research endeavor LuMind RDS is funding, the following perspective is provided which may be helpful in addressing some questions and further understanding …

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