November 2008  View e-mail online  
The Scripps Research Institute
An e-Newsletter for Philanthropists
 
 

Focus On

The Best Value for Your Philanthropic Dollar

In an environment of economic distress, efficiency and accountability are at a new premium, especially in the not-for-profit world. Charity Navigator, which evaluates these qualities in nonprofit groups, has given Scripps Research a four star rating for the seventh consecutive year, giving the clear message that Scripps Research is one of the soundest philanthropic investments in the country.


Milestones in Medical Science

From Lab Bench to Bedside

Jeffery Kelly is one of the world's leading experts in protein misfolding diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. With the discoveries made in our labs at Scripps Research, Kelly has been able to partner with a venture capitalist to help bring the science to pharmacies and bedsides. With one drug in Phase II clinical trials, Kelly is now setting out on an expanded mission to treat a broad range of diseases through the management of proteins and deliver drugs to patients soon.


Other News

Harnessing Nature's Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease

Joel Buxbaum, Scripps Research Professor of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, has spent much of his career studying protein clumps that collect in the heart and can lead to cardiac failure. Now, in what he describes as a "biologically ironic" twist, Buxbaum's research indicates that the very same protein that causes heart plaque may be able to prevent the development of brain plaque associated with Alzheimer's disease.

 

 
Facts & Figures
While in office, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
A Race to Stem the Disease

Approximately 26.6 million people worldwide had Alzheimer's in 2006, and researchers estimate that this number may quadruple by 2050. Your support of Scripps Research today can help further scientists' work as they race to find effective treatments before it is too late.
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Paying Tribute to the Memory

Alzheimer's is a heartbreaking disease, rendering loved ones ghosts of their former selves. What better way to commemorate your loved ones afflicted by the disease than by honoring them while furthering Scripps Research's cutting-edge advances?

 

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