Start: September 30, 2020
End: August 31, 2025
The Alzheimer's Biomarkers Consortium-Down Syndrome (ABC-DS) project is a large research initiative to find biomarkers to track Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. Over a five-year period, researchers will collect information and blood samples from people with Down syndrome and their siblings. Participants may undergo physical exams, neurological tests, brain scans, and assessments to measure cognition, memory, and movement. Additional information will be obtained through personal and family health history, caregiver questionnaires, and genetic studies. Information gained from this initiative may help people with Alzheimer's and Down syndrome, as well as people with only Alzheimer's disease.
Minimum Age: 25
Maximum Age: NA
Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.
Who Is the General Study Contact?
Below are the U.S. locations recruiting for this study. In addition, the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, is also recruiting for this study. To contact them, please email Jessica Beresford-Webb
or Shemaya Hurd-Thomas or call +44-7547-348-323.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66160
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University of Kentucky: Sanders-Brown Center on Aging & Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
Lexington, KY 40506
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY 10032
NYS Institute for Basic Research
New York, NY 10314
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center
Madison, WI 53705
Lead: University of Pittsburgh