Diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease devastate the human body and spirit. LSI scientists work tirelessly to fight these diseases at their most elemental, molecular level. Their efforts to probe the tiny world of human cells are driven by the belief that biomedical research will produce new understandings and treatments.
- Dr. Steven Weiss is creating a 3-D model of human endothelial cells - the thin layer of cells lining the body's blood vessels. By depicting these cells in three dimensions, Weiss can help specialists design antibodies to block cancer's metastatic action. Now he and his team are read to test their model in human breast cancer cells - and you can help
- Greg Margolies saw cancer devastate his close friends and family members. Then he decided to fight back. By creating the LSI Center for Chemical Genomics Fund, Margolies has already helped LSI researchers identify new drug candidates for treating prostate cancer. You can join him in continuing the battle against some of humanity's most pernicious diseases.
- Liddy Shriver died young. After nearly two years of treatment, the vibrant 37-year-old was ultimately felled by sarcoma. Now her parents, Bruce and Beverly Shriver, are helping create hope for future cancer patients. By teaming up with the Shrivers and Dr. Sean Morrison of the LSI Center for Stem Cell Biology , you can support the search for new and more effective cancer therapies.
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