The Conversation US, Inc. posted May 5 2015, "Studying Down syndrome might help us understand Alzheimer’s disease better."
UK Now University of Kentucky News, May 6, 2015, Two researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have received a multi-million dollar grant renewal to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and brain aging with the help of people with Down syndrome (DS). "Grant Funds Continued Study of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome".
Newspaper article, The New York Times Opinion Pages, August 28, 2014, “The Truth About Down Syndrome” by Jamie Edgin and Fabian Fernandez
“People with Down Syndrome Are Pioneers in Alzheimer’s Research” by Jon Hamilton, Your Health – Health news by NPR, August 25, 2014
Journal article. Scientific American, June 17, 2014 “Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Have a Lot In Common,” by Lisa Marshall. Read more.
Magazine article. Slate, June 8, 2014, “How One Mother gave her Daughter with Down syndrome the best day of her life,” by David Rosenberg. Read more.
Magazine article. Keeneland Magazine, Summer 2014 issue, page 76-81, “Making a Difference. Battle for the Brain” by William Bowden. Read more.
Newsletter article. Brainstorms, Spring/Summer 2014 issue, “Sanders-Brown Research on Down Syndrome and Dementia.” Read more.
Journal article: Neurobiology of Aging, 2014, page 1-8. "Frontal white matter integrity in adults with Down syndrome with and without dementia" by D. Powell, A. Caban-Holt, G. Jicha, W. Robertson, R. Davis, B. Gold, F. Schmitt, and E. Head
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Newspaper story about Philadelphia 76ers sign a Pennsylvania teenager with Down Syndrome. Read more
CNN World report on Children with Down syndrome in Denmark
National Institute on Aging e-newsletter Connections article, "Researchers seek Alzheimer's clues in people with Down syndrome," August 25, 2013
Journal article: European Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases, December 2012, volume 1, issue 3, page 353-363.
"Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome" by E. Head, D. Powell, B.T. Gold, and F.A. Schmitt.
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WUKY Radio reporter, Brenna Angel, interviews a family participating in the Down syndrome research study and researcher, Dr. Frederick Schmitt.
Channel 36 WTVQ – ABC February 9, 2013 Interview by Ian Preston
Newspaper article in the Lexington Herald Leader, August 21, 2011
UK doctors study link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's. Read more (pdf)
"Groundbreaking Down Syndrome National Poll: Americans want more funding," Summer 2011, read more (pdf)
Magazine article, "Are Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease 'Tangled' Together?" UK Medicine magazine, Spring-Summer 2001 issue. Read more (pdf) or http://www.mc.uky.edu/medicine/administration/UKMedicine/UKMedicine_Summer11.pdf
Community seminar at St. Mary’s Center, Middletown, KY, May 10, 2011, read more (pdf).
The University of Kentucky Down Syndrome, Aging and Alzheimer's Disease research study experts will talk about aging and Down syndrome, share news about current research, and answer your questions. Read more (pdf).
Radio interview on WUKY/NPR at the University of Kentucky. Host, Dr. Greg Davis interviews Drs. Elizabeth Head and Frederick Schmitt, principal investigators of the Down syndrome, Aging and Alzheimer's disease research study.
Journal article: Neurology Today, November 4, 2010, volume 10, issue 21, pages 1, 6, 7, 8, 9
Biomarker Identified for Accelerated Aging in Down Syndrome, by Tom Valeo
Read more: http://journals.lww.com/neurotodayonline/Fulltext/2010/11040/Biomarker_Identified_for_Accelerated_Aging_in_Down.3.aspx
Community “Lunch ‘N Learn” Seminar, December 11, 2010 at Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati,
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Channel 36 WTVQ - ABC July 7, 2010 Noon show interview by health reporter Kristi Runyon
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Newspaper articles: USA Today, March, 22, 2010
Down research may unlock secrets of aging
By Liz Szabov Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010
Read more: Aging with Down syndrome
Newspaper articles: the Lexington Herald Leader, May 17, 2010
UK studies to look at Alzheimer's, Down syndrome: UK aging center seeking patients
By Mary Meehan
Posted: Monday, May. 17, 2010
Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/05/17/1267784/uk-studies-to-look-at-alzheimers.html