NIHNIH Releases 2014 Down Syndrome Research Plan

We’re very pleased to announce that NIH has just released the updated document “Down Syndrome Directions,” the NIH Research Plan on Down Syndrome. The research plan will provide another great way to work with the DS community to further research efforts. Read more about the plan on our plus15 Blog.

The ROMP Video is Here!

What happens at a ROMP FOR RESEARCH? Find out in this colorful, fun-filled, camera-drone flying video. We especially enjoyed the cameo by Troy, one of our favorite ROMP participants.

 

You Moved the Needle!

You pushed the needle on research! We reached our goal of 2390 and doubled our $100/person donation, by adding at least 125 names to the DS-Connect® registry. In the end, 226 people joined DS-Connect® during the month of October, earning LuMind Foundation $45,200 for research. Better yet - the registry tipped 2500 just after the month closed. Keep watch on the DS-Connect® website to see the gauge move even more.

Thank you to everyone who helped by joining the registry and spreading the word. Read our deepest thanks on our plus15 blog post "DS-Connect® Challenge a Huge Success."

For details on the Challenge, read a description on our website or visit the registry to sign up today at DS-Connect®.

Keep the needle moving!

Your Donations at Work: The 2014-2015 LuMind Research Grants are Announced

We've worked together all year for this moment! The Research grants are here!

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who made advances in Down syndrome research a reality. Thank you to the members of our Scientific Advisory Board for reviewing all the proposals and making those tough decisions. 

Read more about the areas of research and the wonderful opportunities the programs hold for people of all ages with Down syndrome. Learn more by visiting our Research hub, reading the full press release, or browse a graphic outlining how the results from our funded researchers are flowing through the research pipeline. Great progress - all thanks to you!

About Our New Name

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In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we're lighting up the future with a new name, and exciting progress.

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In the News

LuMind Foundation Announces 2014-2015 Research Grants

September 10, 2014

National Public Radio Features LuMind-Funded Researchers

NPR, August 25, 2014

Health Beat: Down Syndrome: The Key to Alzheimer's disease?

WFMZ, San Diego - July 18, 2014

"Support Cells" in Brain Play Important Role in Down Syndrome

BioScience Technology - July 18, 2014

In Science of Down Syndrome, Another Piece of the Puzzle

Modern Messy - May 20, 2014

Research News Could Lead to New Lines of Investigation

April 2014

Shoddy Sorting Disrupts Memory-Making Signals

AStar Research - April 23, 2014

Can Down Syndrome Research Also Help Alzheimer's Patients?

Cape Cod Times — March 21, 2014

People With Intellectual Disabilities Get a Say in Drug Trials

Wall Street Journal – March 10, 2014

IQ Boosting Drugs Aim to Help Kids with Down Syndrome Learn

Bloomberg News – March 3, 2014

New Drugs May Transform Down Syndrome

Scientific American – March 1, 2014

Upcoming Events

 

November 1, 2014

One Extra Reason to Live, Love, and Hope

Save the date and join us for the ninth annual SoCal benefit for LuMind! Silent Auction and more! Click here for information.

November 2, 2014

Research 101: Cognition Research Update - Presentation, Researcher Q&A and Lab Tour

Join the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network, LuMind Foundation and the Down Syndrome Research Center at Stanford  on Sunday November 2, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Stanford University, Herrin Hall, Room T175 (Biology Department). More information and to RSVP.

 

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