Press Releases


First Ever Public Private Partnership Allows LuMind RDS to Leverage Grant Funds in Clinical Studies for People with Down Syndrome

January 7, 2016 - (via AC Immune Pres Release) LuMind Research Down Syndrome announces a Translational Innovation Research Grant award to AC Immune for the Phase Ib ACI-24 clinical trial targeting the earlier-onset Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome. This first-ever private-public partnership, with funding by AC Immune, the National Institutes of Health, and LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation.

LuMind RDS Named Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half

November 17, 2015 - LuMind Research Down Syndrome was named an official charity partner of the 2016 United AIrlines NYC Half Marathon set for Sunday, March 20, 2016.

LuMind RDS Announces 2015-2015 Research Grants

October 7, 2015 - LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation Announces 2015-2015 round of Down syndrome cognition research grants. Read the press release to learn more about the grant awardees and the groundbreaking research funded by your donation dollars.

LuMind Foundation and Research Down Syndrome Merge

March 2, 2015LuMind Foundation and Research Down Syndrome have combined resources and programs. Together, these organizations contributed nearly $12 million to stimulate cognition research, resulting in the discovery of multiple drug targets and supporting the initiation of four clinical trials.

LuMind Foundation Announces 2014-2015 Research Grant Awards

September 2014 - We are excited to continue funding the most promising lines of Down syndrome cognition research. Read the press release or visit the detailed research program summaries on our web site.  

Shon Christy Joins LuMind Foundation as Newest Board Member 

August 2014  - Please join us in welcoming Akron Ohio based Shon Christy to his new position on our Board of Directors. 

Hayes Mechanical in Saginaw Hosts Golf Outing to Support Down Syndrome Cognition Research

August 2014  - The August 21, 2014 inaugural golf outing in Saginaw, Michigan is the second event in a quartet of golf outings hosted by Hayes Mechanical to support discoveries in Down syndrome cognition research.

LuMind Foundation's Inaugural Race for Research an Impressive Success

July 2014  - Thanks to support of the Ragan family, we raised more than $100,000 for Down syndrome cognition research.

NASCAR's David Ragan Named Honorary Chairman of LuMind Foundation's 1st Annual Race for Research

April 2014 - NASCAR driver David Ragan's biggest fan is his brother Adam, who has Down syndrome. Join David and his wife Jacquelyn, our honorary chairs, in our Race for Research Road Rally and Scavenger Hunt.

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation Changes Its Name to Celebrate Its First Decade of Breakthroughs

March 2014 - On its tenth anniversary, the country's leading catalyst for Down syndrome cognition research becomes LuMind Foundation.

DSRTF Announces 2012-2013 Research Grant Awards

October 2012

DSRTF Announces 2012 Research Grant Awards — Research to Accelerate Treaments to Improve Cognition for People with Down syndrome

October 2011

plus15 Matches Donations 3:1 for World Down Syndrome Day

March 2011

plus15 Campaign Attracts Thousands Immediately Following Launch

February 2011

DSRTF Awards $1.4 Million for New 2010-2011 Research Grants to Advance Cognition Research and Potential New Therapies in Down Syndrome

August 2010

DSRTF Announces New Executive Director

July 2010

Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act Introduced in Congress

December 2009

DSRTF Grant Award Recipients Discover New Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Improve Cognition in Down Syndrome

November 2009

DSRTF-funded Study Suggests a New Potential Therapeutic Approach for Cognitive Disabilities in People with Down Syndrome

November 2009

DSRTF Awards $1.4 Million for New Research Grants to Advance Cognition Research and Potential New Therapies in Down Syndrome

November 2009

DSRTF is awarded the NDSC Pueschel Memorial Research Award 

August 2009

DSRTF Awards New $250,000 Extension of Research Innovation Grant to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Researchers

November 2008

DSRTF Awards New Innovation Research Grant for more than $110,000 to Drs. Lynn Nadel and Jamie Edgin, University of Arizona

August 2008

DSRTF Awards New $880,000 Research Center Grant to Stanford School of Medicine Researchers

April 2008

Roger Reeves DSRTF Awards New $250,000 Research Grant to Dr. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, for Novel Potential Therapeutic Target to Address Cognitive Impairment in Down Syndrome

October 30, 2007

Drug Used to Treat Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease Reported to Improve Memory in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

August 21, 2007 

Drug Shows Demonstrated Ability to Improve Cognitive Function in DS Mice

Feb 25, 2007

Inaugural DSRTF Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

February 2007 

About DSRTF’s Scientific Advisory Board

January 2007

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $25,000 to DSRTF

August 19, 2005

Dallas DSRTF Fundraiser Set for August 19

August 8, 2005

DSRTF Submits Statement to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Funding Down Syndrome Research at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 15, 2005

Wachovia Foundation Becomes DSRTF's First Corporate Sponsor

January 15, 2005

Congress Appropriates $1Million for Down Syndrome Studies

December 2004


Congress Approves Funding for DSRTF

December 2004


NIH Increases Funding for Mice 

November 2004

Dr. William Mobley Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee


March 30, 2004

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