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While there is no "cure" for Down syndrome, we strive to develop therapies that will help people with this condition live longer, more independent lives. Find out about all of our active studies in adults with Down syndrome.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
10AM to 12PM

The Adult Down Syndrome Program will be hosting a free educational event titled "Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease".  Read more 

Mike Rafii Honored by DSA

Dr. Michael Rafii at podiumDr. Michael Rafii receives a Star Award from the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego for his efforts to enhance the lives of people with DS as director of the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at UC San Diego.

NPR Features Our Research

Drs. Rafii and Mobley are featured in this story on National Public Radio about our research on Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Hear or read it now.

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

Cure Alzheimer's Fund features a profile on our Executive Director, Dr. William Mobley, and explains the connection between DS and AD.

Down syndrome biomarker initiative will shed light on brain aging in DS. Read more

Learn about the memory care homes planned by Noah Homes for people with intellectual disabilities and Alzheimer's disease with our collaboration. Read more

Vaccine Targets Alzheimer’s Disease-like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome. Read more.

Down Syndrome thought to hold clues to Alzheimer's. Read more.

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Research Update 

Clinical Director Michael Rafii, MD, discusses Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease with Executive Director William Mobley, MD, PhD. as part of our UCTV Brain Channel series on Alzheimer's disease.

This webinar hosted by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund features a conversation with Dr. William Mobley on his research into Down syndrome and Alzheimer's.

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Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0752
La Jolla, California 92093-0752

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