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French Court Bans TV Ad Showing Happy Kids With Down Syndrome 

November 23, 2016

President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten shares her shock and offense with the French court’s decision to ban a popular video depicting happy children with Down syndrome.

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Entertainment Tonight: Celebrities Support Down Syndrome

November 16, 2016

Jamie Foxx shares his personal connection with Down syndrome at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. 

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Entertainment Tonight Features Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show 

November 16, 2016

Hollywood stars show support for Down syndrome research and medical care at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. 

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Queen Latifah, Peyton Manning and More Attend Nation’s Largest Fundraiser for Down Syndrome in Denver 

November 15, 2016

Hollywood and sports celebrities joined Global on Saturday November 12th, to help raise funds for Down syndrome research and medical care, helping to “open up a whole new world.”

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Hilary Swank Walks the Runway at Global Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show

November 15, 2016

Hilary Swank joins global with other celebrities at the annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. Swank shares “There’s no one who should be told they can’t have an education or have all the rights as the next person – no matter how differently abled you are.” 

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Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx & More Raise $2.1M for Down Syndrome Foundation 

November 15, 2016

Queen Latifah highlights the importance of the research that will be conducted with the funds recieved from the evening and shared her support for all with Down syndrome as she walked the runway with Jamie Foxx’s sister, DeOndra Dixon. 

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November 15, 2016

Global President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, shares how Global has worked to shatter sterotypes of those with Down syndrome through its annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. 

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Mario Lopez Highlights Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show 

November 14, 2016

EXTRA host, Mario Lopez gives a quick preview of tonight’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Recap on EXTRA.

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Queen Latifah Supports Global: Top November 2016 Music Photos 

November 14, 2016

Queen Latifah poses for photos at the 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show which raised $2.1 million for Down syndrome research and medical care. 

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Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Featured in Top November Pictures

November 14, 2016

Jamie Foxx and sister DeOndra Dixon dazzle together on he red carpet in support of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

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November 14, 2016

“The former NFL quarterback was just one of the celebrity guests who helped make the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver, Colorado, a success. Manning not only walked down the runway on Nov. 12, he also took part in the grand finale…”

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Celebs Team With Down Syndrome Models 

November 14, 2016

“Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and others attend Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual fashion show to help raise awareness.”

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Down Syndrome ‘Be Beautiful’ Fashion Show Raises $2.1 Million

November 14, 2016

Celebrities and models with Down syndrome stepped onto the catwalk, this past Saturday, at Global’s annual Be Beautiful Fashion Show. The fundraiser raises money and awareness for medical care and research for Down syndrome.

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Model Behavior: Hilary Swank and Models With Down Syndrome Walk the Runway 

November 14, 2016

“Hilary Swank joins two budding fashion models on the runway as the trio strut their stuff…”

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Celebities Support Global Down Syndrome Foundation
November 14, 2016Celebrities Jamie Foxx, Peyton Manning, Hilary Swank, and Queen Latifah attended Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday November 12th. Foxx’s sister DeOndra Dixon, who was born with Down syndrome, shared the runway with Queen Latifah.WATCH VIDEO

Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and More Team Up for Global Down Syndrome Fashion Show

November 14, 2016

Oscar winner, Jamie Foxx cheered on his sister, DeOndra Dixon, during a fashion show charity event over the weekend benefiting the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

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Models With Down Syndrome Walk with Hollywood Stars

November 13, 2016

The largest Down syndrome fundraiser in the country was hosted in Denver,CO last night. Hollywood talent and professional athletes were paired with models with Down syndrome as they walked the runway in support of funding for medical care and research for Down syndrome. 

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Queen Latifah Works the Runway With Jamie Foxx’s Sister at Charity Event

November 13, 2016

Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx’s Sister strike a pose on the runway at Global’s 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, a fundraiser supporting medical care and research for those with Down syndrome.

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Sneak Peak Look at Celebrities Joining Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 12, 2016

Extra host, Mario Lopez announces that he will host the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show and gives a sneak peak at what other celebrities will be joining him. 

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Catwalk for a Cause 

November 11, 2016

 “Jamie Foxx hits the runway at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion show…” 

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Fashion Show Saturday for Global Down Syndrome

November 11, 2016

Kim Christiansen sits down with Global President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, and 2016 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award winner, Frank Stephens, to discuss the upcoming Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.

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“Be Beautiful , Be Yourself” Fashion Show

November 10, 2016

Anna Sie and Global President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, share a sneak peek look at the models and celebrities that will dawn the runway at the upcoming Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. The fundraiser supports research and medical care aimed at improving the lives of those with Down syndrome and Alzheimers.

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Matt Dillon and John C. McGinley Set to Walk the Runway at Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 7, 2016

Hollywood celebrities will escort models with Down syndrome down the runway at Global’s 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion show. Special guests include the 2016 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipient, Frank Stephens.

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Mario Lopez Hosts 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show 

November 6, 2016

Actor and entertainer, Mario Lopez is scheduled to host the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, one of the largest Down syndrome fundraisers in the country that raises funds for medical care and research.

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Fashion Show Benefits Global Down Syndrome Foundation

November 5, 2016

Global CEO and President Michelle Sie Whitten, joined by Model Sam Levin shares excitement for the upcoming 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show and explains how the funds from the event further medical care and research for Down syndrome.

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The-Villager-Newspaper-Web Global Features World-Renowned Cancer Scientist

October 26, 2016

Global hosts executive breakfast featuring Dr. Joaquin Espinosa and his presentation of the Human Trisome Project, a “discovery-accelerating platform for Down syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease and neurological disorders.”

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The-Villager-Newspaper-Web Global Down Syndrome Foundation Teams with Global Livingston Institute

October 26, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the Global Livingston Institute announce a research initiative to account for exiting programs, services, and resources for those living with Down syndrome in Uganda.  

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the-hill People with Down Syndrome Are a Gift to BIoscience

October 24, 2016

Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten shares the importance of continual funding and research for Down syndrome, speaking directly to the medical insights to be gained in the Alzheimer’s community.  

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Model Amanda Booth Dares to Defy Down Syndrome Stereotypes 

October 18, 2016

Model Amanda Booth details her experience raising a son with Down syndrome and, as an advocate for awareness, praises Global’s efforts to “detail the realities of Down syndrome” through its new Prenatal Testing Pamphlet. 

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Down Syndrome Is Most Common in Women Under 35, But Why? 

October 17, 2016

Romper magazine explores why women under 35 have children born with Down syndrome, the benefits of Global’s Prenatal Testing Pamphlet, and ways in which we can educate and create a more inclusive society with those who have Down syndrome.

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Mario Lopez to Host Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver

October 12, 2016

Two-time Emmy Award winner and EXTRA host, Mario Lopez, is set to co-host the single largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome. 

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Mario Lopez Set to Host Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show 

October 12, 2016

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez will team up with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation as host of Global’s 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show this November 12th. 

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 The-Denver-Post Seen: Heros Among Us Benefits arc Thrift Stores

October 6, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, among those to attend annual gala benefiting arc Thrift Stores, which provides programs and services for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Part the Cloud Challenge Aggressively Pursues Alzheimer’s Treatments 

October 3, 2016

The 2016 Part the Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation awards $1million in funds to Huntington Potter, Ph.D to further clinical trials for FDA-approved drug Leukine, which helps remove sticky plaques – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Down Syndrome Mystery Solved 

September 26, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa and team, at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, may be one step closer to understanding the mechanisms behind Down syndrome.

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 Denver-Broncos-Web Brandon McManus Aims to Kick Bullying to the Curb

August 26, 2016

Denver Broncos Kicker, Brandon McManus, found himself motivated to co-found the Anti Bully Squad foundation after witnessing bullying in the life of 9-year-old Ryder Braden, who was born with Down syndrome.

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The-Villager-Newspaper-Web FLAIR! – Global Down Syndrome Foundation Hosts Tennis Exhibition

August 17, 2016

Kicking off in its first year, the Dare To Play Tennis Camp provides an opportunity for children and adults with Down syndrome and their typical peers to learn the basic skills of tennis over six weeks.

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CU Anschutz Wins Grant to Study Promising Alzheimer’s Drug

August 3, 2016

Huntington Potter Ph.D., Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at CU Anschutz campus, won a grant of $1 million to investigate a promising approach to fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

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CU Anschutz Researcher Receives $1 Million for Alzheimer’s Research

August 2, 2016

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Scientist, Huntington Potter Ph.D., receives $1 million from fundraising initiative, Part the Cloud. Investment will kickstart brain inflammation treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Colorado Researcher Gets $1 Million to Advance Alzheimer’s Drug Trial 

August 2, 2016

Researcher Huntington Potter, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, receives $1 million to advance clinical trials in treating neuroinflammation to slow/halt Alzheimer’s disease.

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Collaboration — and fruit flies — suggest potential strategy for colon cancer in CU study

July 29, 2016

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome investigator Joaquin Espinosa expands research across two continents for a new way to attack colorectal cancer.

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Chispa!-Magazine-Web Michelle Sie Whitten Has Chispa

June 27, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten talks about challenges, opportunities, and the hardest thing she’s had to overcome.

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Altitude-Sports-Web Global’s 8th Annual Dare to Play with Ed McCaffrey and Valor Christian High School

June 19, 2016

Self-advocates, Ed McCaffrey, Christian McCaffrey, and other participants talk about the significant impact the Dare to Play Football and Cheer camps have had in their lives.

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CBS-4-Denver-Web Christian McCaffrey Avoids Distractions, Focuses On The Football Field

June 19, 2016

A piece that highlights Christian McCaffrey’s six year involvement with Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, and his sensational, on-going college football career at Stanford University.

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Yahoo-Sports-MSN-CBS4 Global’s Dare to Play Camp with Ed McCaffrey, Benefits Those With Down Syndrome

June 18, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and father-son duo Ed and Christian McCaffrey give people with Down syndrome the opportunity to play football or cheer in these yearly camps. It’s one of the best camps put on each summer by former and current Broncos.

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Broncos-TV-Web Broncos Bring Smiles to Down Syndrome Event

June 18, 2016

Broncos TV covers Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, produced in collaboration with Ed McCaffrey, Valor Christian High School, and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Featured interviews include former professional football player Ed McCaffrey, his son, 2015 Heisman Trophy Runner-up Christian McCaffrey, and Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos Punter Britton Colquitt.

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9News-Web Global’s Dare to Play Football 2016 with Ed McCaffrey

June 18, 2016

Christian McCaffrey returns for the sixth year to dad Ed McCaffrey’s and Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, which give individuals with Down syndrome the opportunity to learn skills and participate in a game.

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Denver-Broncos-Web Global Down Syndrome Foundation Hosts Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey

June 18, 2016

A photo gallery of the athletes in action from Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps.

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The-Denver-Post-Web Stanford Star Christian McCaffrey Stays Grounded During the Offseason

June 18, 2016

Stanford Football star Christian McCaffrey helped at Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Dare to Cheer and Dare to Play Football Camps.

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Huffington-Post-Web Carlos Gonzalez Paired Up with Marcus Sikora for a Home Run with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

June 15, 2016

Mardra Sikora’s blog about her son, author and self-advocate Marcus Sikora, teaming up with Major League Baseball star Carlos “CarGo” González for the cover of the Spring 2016 Issue of Down Syndrome World™.

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ABC-News-Web Surrogate Mom Who Kept Baby with Down Syndrome Says Toddler Is Hitting Milestones

April 19, 2016

ABC News consulted Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten about the stigmas baby Delaney and other people with DS face, the achievements of the DS community, and the need for continued advocacy and inclusion.

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The-Villager-Newspaper-Web Celebrities Attend Global Down Syndrome I You Dance Party

April 7, 2016

Megan Bomgaars, star of A&E’s acclaimed series Born This Way, and Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Winner and Entrepreneur Tim Harris attended Global’s March 2016 I You Dance Party.

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Attitude-Live-Web Being Me: Gigi

March 24, 2016

A documentary about Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show model Gigi Cunningham, chronicling her life and her journey to become a professional model.

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Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2016

“While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.”
– Joaquín Espinosa, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director for Science, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

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CBS4 Denver-Web Governor, Rep. Coffman Honor World Down Syndrome Day

March 19, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper and Representative Mike Coffman joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, self-advocates, and their families at the Colorado Capitol for a special event in honor of World Down Syndrome Day and celebrated the announcement of $1 million in funding for Down syndrome related research.

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Denver Post-Web Aiming High

March 19, 2016

Daniel Walshe, 10, greets Governor John Hickenlooper in the rotunda of the Colorado Capitol during Global’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

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9NEWS Denver NBC-Web World Down Syndrome Day

March 12, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and self-advocate Michael Walters are interviewed about Down syndrome research and World Down Syndrome Day.

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CBS4 Denver-Web World Down Syndrome Day To Be Held March 21

March 12, 2016

Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate Tim Harris, discuss World Down Syndrome Day events with Mark Taylor and Chris Spear of CBS4-Denver.

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FOX31 Denver-Web Megan Bomgaars from Born This Way

March 11, 2016

Megan Bomgaars, the breakout star of A&E’s hit reality show Born This Way, and Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, talk with Chris Parente and Kathie J of FOX31-Denver about the March 11th I Love You dance party and Down Syndrome research efforts.

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9NEWS Denver NBC-Web Hugging Restaurant Owner Inspires During Denver Visit

March 11, 2016

Tim Harris, a motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate, talks about hosting Global’s March 11th I Love You dance party in Denver, and appears with Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to promote Down syndrome research and awareness.

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Denver Life Magazine-Web I LOVE YOU Dance Party Moves on In Denver

March 10, 2016

Famous faces, including Megan Bomgaars of A&E’s Born this Way and motivational speaker and restauranteur Tim Harris, host Global’s March 11th I Love You Dance Party in Denver.

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Here & Now NPR-Web Colorado Doctors Test a Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug

February 22, 2016

Dr. Huntington Potter, Research Director for the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is looking at how genetics play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and is specifically studying people with Down syndrome for answers. From Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio, John Daley reports.

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ABC 13 Action News-Las Vegas Web Down Syndrome Could Be Key in Cancer Research

February 16, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, explains “Imagine for a moment there’s a group of individuals, 450,000 of them in the U.S.A., that are highly protected from cancer. Wouldn’t you want to study them to find out what is particular about them?”

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Colorado Public Radio As Boomers Age, Alzheimer’s Research Picks Up. Will A Cure Follow?

Jan. 26, 2016

People with Down syndrome, “have an extra copy of chromosome 21 and that means they have an extra copy of the main Alzheimer’s gene, which is on chromosome 21,” Huntington Potter, research director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, told Colorado Public Radio.

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biopharmadive Researchers probing links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

Jan. 25, 2016

BioPharmaDIVE gives a brief insight into the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s.

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Wall Street Journal Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s

Jan. 21, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other groups believe studying Alzheimer’s in individuals with Down syndrome may yield treatments more quickly for everyone according to this The Wall Street Journal article.

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