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

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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?

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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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