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What if we could improve the learning, memory, and speech of someone with Down syndrome by 15 percent?

plus15 will make it possible 
for people with Down syndrome 
to live more independent lives — 
with more opportunities than 
ever before. Through its plus15 campaign, the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation is working to make it a reality.

At the plus15 Blog we highlight the research that’s happening around the country and why it matters.  Through conversations with scientists about their work, first-person stories from our friends and supporters, and accessible breakdowns of the current state of DS cognition research, we'll show you what advances in treatment could mean for people who live with Down syndrome — not just the people who have it, but the people who care for them, too.

We want to spur you to imagine how these lives could be transformed with just a 15% improvement in learning, memory, and speech.  And we want to hear your voice — we hope you'll share your stories.

Come join the conversation.


The plus15 Blog
What Happens When You Tell a Friend about DS Cognition Research
Need a reminder of how persuasive the promise of Ds cognition research can be? Get ready to be inspired by one of DSRTF’s supporting friends. Continue reading
Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:48:03 PM

Remembering the Romp
The sun was bright at New York’s Asphalt Green — but no brighter than the smiles on everyone who joined us for this year’s Romp for Research! Continue reading
Friday, October 18, 2013 5:15:56 AM

NIH Launches Down Syndrome Patient Registry
Better communication. Greater access. More information to help researchers and families make the most of research opportunities. That's the power of the NIH's newly launched national registry. Continue reading
Monday, September 30, 2013 7:42:06 AM

Lemon Aid
"One of my daughter Hope's friends, ran a lemonade stand for DSRTF this past weekend. How sweet and wonderful is that?!" Continue reading
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:46:43 AM

New Potential Therapeutic Target for Treatment
A newly published study funded in part by DSRTF shows that an asthma drug already in use improves cognitive function in a mouse model of DS. Continue reading
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:49:17 AM

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