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World’s First Clinical Trial for anti-Abeta Vaccine Targeting Alzheimer’s Disease-like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome
PRESS RELEASE – Issued by AC Immune Studies AC Immune’s ACI-24, the first anti-amyloid vaccine for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease-like characteristics in people with Down syndrome Clinical Study is done in collaboration with University of California San Diego US NIH provides significant funding with an additional grant from the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation Alzheimer’s […]
Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:02:57 AM

Federal Budget Updates Related to Down Syndrome Research
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 […]
Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:56:18 AM

Clinton Campaign Announces Investment Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease
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 […]
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 11:28:01 AM

NIH supports new studies to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome
The National Institutes of Health announced a groundbreaking initiative to track dementia onset and the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. The studies will be funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), both part of NIH. “We […]
Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:21:55 AM

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Set for Sunday, March 20, 2016
New York, November 17, 2015 — LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, it was announced today by Carolyn Cronin president and CEO of LuMind RDS. The race will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016. “The opportunity to partner with the United Airlines […]
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:02:12 PM

Might Normalizing Brain Development Help in Down’s Syndrome?
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 […]
Thursday, November 05, 2015 12:59:47 PM

3rd Annual Tribute 21 – November 6th, 2015
Research Down Syndrome is now LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation! Please visit our new site, http://www.lumindfoundation.org/tribute-21, to learn more and to purchase tickets for the 2015 Tribute 21 event!
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:54:29 AM

Kate Dochelli Runs to LuMind RDS
We are happy to announce that Kate Dochelli has joined LuMind RDS to lead and grow the vibrant Runners program as well as coordinate special events for the organization. Kate has been a member of the RDS Runners program for several years and is poised to engage with runners since she is marathoner herself. “I […]
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:14:43 PM

21st Century Cures Act Passes in US House – What It Means for Down Syndrome Research
By Dr. Michael Harpold, LuMind RDS Chief Scientific Officer The 21st Century Cures Act, originating and developed out of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been working its way through to a vote in the US House of Representatives. LuMind RDS signed the letter of support organized by National Health Council, in conjunction with our […]
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:38:50 PM

What’s happening in Down syndrome research?
How do you keep up with the latest in Down syndrome research? We know you love Dr. Harpold and all the LuMind RDS-funded researchers who let you know about the advances in cognition research, but there’s a big world of discoveries out there. We’ve curated the latest scientifically-credible articles for you on our website. We’ll […]
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:46:46 AM

Recognizing the Pioneers in Down Syndrome Research – 2015 Awards Gala
We are so excited to be hosting our very first awards gala – The Sky’s the Limit – in Seattle on May 2, 2015. We selected the Sky’s the Limit theme to represent the hope we feel. Thanks to your support over these 11 years, research that was once too complex to even consider is now […]
Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:09:22 PM

Demarest Swim Club Fundraising in Support of LuMind Research Down Syndrome
  The Demarest Swim Club of Demarest, NJ, is participating in the 4th Annual Demarest Triathlon on June 7. This year the swim club is raising funds in support of Down syndrome cognitive research, with numerous sponsorships available. Half of the proceeds raised will go to LuMind Research Down Syndrome. You can learn more about the […]
Friday, April 24, 2015 4:45:48 PM

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Lights the Way for Ds Cognition Research
Thank you New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie for championing the “Light the Way” program! Twenty-nine states and territories to date will be participating in Mrs. Christie’s campaign by showing support for Down syndrome cognition research on March 21, 2015, World Down Syndrome Day. From Governor Christie’s office: First Lady Mary Pat Christie Spearheads “Light the […]
Friday, March 20, 2015 2:08:42 PM

Q&A With Dr. William Mobley
Did you attend our webinar in January and ask a question that wasn’t answered? Dr. William Mobley has the answers! Dr. Mobley from the University of California, San Diego’s Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment and Dr. Jamie Edgin from the University of Arizona’s Down Syndrome Research Group spoke at our webinar on January 29, […]
Friday, March 13, 2015 10:14:45 AM

Governor First Spouses Join with New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie to Support Advances in Biomedical Research to Treat Down Syndrome Cognitive Impairment
Cognition research funded by Research Down Syndrome and LuMind Foundation opens opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and may identify potential treatments to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in persons with Down syndrome as well as the greater Alzheimer’s community. Marlborough, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie and […]
Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:29:26 PM

Governor First Spouses Join with New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie to Support Advances in Biomedical Research to Treat Down Syndrome Cognitive Impairment
Cognition research funded by Research Down Syndrome and LuMind Foundation opens opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and may identify potential treatments to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in persons with Down syndrome as well as the greater Alzheimer's community. Marlborough, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 The Light the Way campaign will add support […]
Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:34:58 PM

LuMind Foundation and Research Down Syndrome Have Merged
LuMind Foundation and Research Down Syndrome have combined resources and programs. Together, we have contributed nearly $12 million to stimulate cognition research, resulting in the discovery of multiple drug targets and supporting the initiation of four clinical trials. The LuMind Foundation (formerly the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation – DSRTF) and Research Down Syndrome […]
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 10:19:59 AM

LuMind Foundation and Research Down Syndrome Merge to Create Leading Source of Private Funding for Down Syndrome Cognition Research
LuMind 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. March 2, 2015 (Marlborough, Mass.) – The LuMind Foundation (formerly the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation […]
Monday, March 02, 2015 1:13:37 PM

Scientific Advisory Board Meeting – February 2015
The core of the LuMind Foundation’s successful research program is our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of the brightest minds in research across disciplines and from around the world. Lead by our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Harpold, the SAB met in person in mid-February to guide the organization’s mission to fund the most promising […]
Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:08:51 PM

Dr. Harpold at the NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015
We appreciate Dr. Michael Harpold for being such a road warrior on behalf of the Down syndrome community. On February 9-10, 2015, Dr. Harpold, LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, attended the biennial NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015, a major forum for the dynamic development of coordinated Alzheimer’s disease research efforts under the Congressionally-mandated National Alzheimer’s […]
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:12:15 PM

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