Science & Medicine Programs

Science and medicine are crucial for evolving a sustainable future. The Samuel Lawrence Foundation advocates for and aids these developments. The immediacy of global challenges calls for new methods and innovative outlooks in the scientific community. We are dedicated to supporting teams of scientists that advance the well-being of our planet and population.

Electromagnetic Field Research

Research: To study oxidative stress and cell energy impairments

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The Samuel Lawrence Foundation proudly supports Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD. Her research focuses on repairing electromagnetic field damage and cell phone radiation damage in Gulf War veterans. The Golomb Research Group studies various conditions related to oxidative stress and cell energy impairments.

Spotlight Work: Recent research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in vetereans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effects of toxicant exposures during deployment (January 2016)

Gut Microbiome Research

Research: To construct a microbial map for planet Earth

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The Samuel Lawrence Foundation supports the work of Dr. Christine Tara Peterson, PhD for her groundbreaking work in gut health at UCSD. Her publications are integral in the advancement of gut microbiome research and immunology as she continues to find solutions for health ailments.

Spotlight Work: Prebiotic Potential of Medicinal Herbs Used as Nootropics and in Neurodegenerative Disease (March 2019)

Earth Microbiome Project

Research: To construct a microbial map for planet Earth

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The Samuel Lawrence Foundation is proud to help fund the Earth Microbiome Project, which aims to construct a microbial map of the planet. This massive collaborative effort is a systematic attempt to characterize global microbial taxonomic and functional diversity for the benefit of the planet and humankind. This project exemplifies the idea of open science and crowd-sourcing data analysis to enable universal principles to be explored. The standardized collection, curation, and analysis allow for a significant interpretation of ecological trends.

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