A memory drug for Down syndrome?

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UCSF Headline Scientists Reverse Intellectual Deficits in Mouse Model of Down Syndrome
“We started with a situation that looked hopeless, nobody thought anything could be done. But we may have struck gold.” –Peter Walter, PhD. The cognitive features of Down syndrome (DS) are usually assumed to be “hardwired” and unchangeable, but a recent study suggests that some of them might in fact be more like biochemical “software” …

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Treating Sleep Issues To Improve Learning

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Young woman confused, yawning, looking ahead
Did you know that at least half of individuals with Down syndrome have a serious sleep disturbance, and that poor sleep can have an impact on learning and language? According to Jamie Edgin, PhD, a researcher who studies sleep disorders and learning in DS, parents need to be aware of sleep problems in their children …

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$60M in NIH INCLUDE Funding for Down Syndrome Research in 2020

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We are excited to see an increase in funding for Down syndrome research! In December, President Trump signed a spending package which includes $60 million for Down syndrome research in FY2020 through the National Institutes of Health’s Investigation of Co-Occurring Conditions Across the Lifespan to Understand Down Syndrome (INCLUDE) Project. In 2018, the NIH made …

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Funding Futures Blows Past Million Dollar Fundraising Milestone

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 For the last 8 years, Margie Doyle and a dedicated committee have been hosting Funding Futures Chicago to raise funds for Down Syndrome research. This year, they had set a goal to raise enough to fund up to 4 new clinical trial sites for DS-CTN. With $190,000 from sponsorships, auction, mission moment, and online …

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Funding Futures Breaking $1 Million in 2020, Featured in Chicago Parent

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Colin Doyle, center-right, poses with his siblings.
Inspired by her son Colin, Margie Doyle has been an ardent supporter of LuMind IDSC contributing in many ways as an Honorary Board Member and chair of Funding Future Chicago. Funding Futures began in 2012 when a group of dedicated families in the Chicagoland area decided to host a fundraising event for LuMind RDS (then …

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