3..2..1 is the Key for WDSD!

Categories: Blog
All over the world, communities are finding ways to show their solidarity and protect the most vulnerable individuals from this unprecedented health challenge that we face with coronavirus. Neighbors check on each other from a safe distance, fitness instructors hold virtual classes to stay active, entire communities share joyful moments of song to pass time. …

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Covid 19 and Down Syndrome

Categories: News, Other
Person searching coronavirus information on lumindidsc.org
Dear Friend, Our society is facing an unprecedented health challenge with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has now traveled to most countries. Many families are already following the important guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other health authorities around the world. Many places have already instigated important measures of containment. We …

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Worried About the Coronavirus and Down Syndrome?

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  The spreading Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has many people worried and concerned for their loved one with Down syndrome. With so much news coverage, it is sometimes difficult to find accurate information. One good source of information is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click on the link below to see …

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LuMind IDSC Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate on DSC2U Online Tool for Caregivers Without Access to Specialty Down Syndrome Clinics

Categories: Blog, News, Research News
Current estimates suggest that over 95% of individuals with Down syndrome do not have access to a Down syndrome specialty clinic. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) created Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U) as a way to address this need. MGH and founding philanthropic supporter, LuMind IDSC Foundation, today announced plans to launch www.DSC2U.org …

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A memory drug for Down syndrome?

Categories: Research News
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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