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SOURCE The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
$1.83 million in total grants given by Jerome Lejeune Foundation during 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scientific Advisory Board of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA has recommended 4 U.S. researchers to receive grants from the Foundation for its second funding cycle of 2013. The U.S. and French Foundations will fund a total of 16 projects in this cycle from labs in 5 countries. Total international funding from the Jerome Lejeune Foundation during the call for grants in 2013 amounts to approximately $1.83 million.
All projects funded by the U.S. Foundation during this cycle will investigate ways to improve cognition in individuals living with Down syndrome.
U.S. researchers funded in this cycle include:
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation congratulates these investigators and grant recipients for their outstanding contributions to a greater understanding of the cognitive disability associated with Down syndrome.
The next call for grants will open in January 2014 with a particular interest in funding projects studying accelerated brain processes in individuals living with Down syndrome.
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation awards grants in two funding cycles each year and favors unique projects that will significantly advance progress toward therapeutic interventions to improve the lives of those living with genetic intellectual disabilities. The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is the world's largest funder of research, committing approximately $5 million annually to support clinical trials, research conducted at its own labs in Paris, and its call for grants to researchers working world-wide to improve the lives of those living with genetic intellectual disabilities.
Founded in 1996 by the Lejeune family to carry on the work of Professor Jerome Lejeune, the "Father of Modern Genetics," the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is committed to research, care, and advocacy for those with Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities.
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA
Mark Bradford, President
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