Sunday, May 14, 2006


Welcome! My name is Malcolm Leissring, and I am the chief Alzheimer's researcher at Scripps Florida. I am so delighted to be working with Patty to fight this horrible disease. In the lab we have been able to prevent Alzheimer's disease in mice, and we are working on treatments that can do the same thing for your loved ones. Scripps Florida is an awesome, one-of-a-kind place, with mind-boggling technologies that aren't available anywhere else, like our $10-million Kalypsys robot that can screen hundreds of thousands of candidate drugs in a single day.

Although the technology is in place, we nonetheless need money to take advantage of it. It's kind of like having a Nascar race car in your garage, and just needing some money to fill up the gas tank. With your help, we can realize our dream to conquer this disease. Unlike a lot of other organizations, every single penny of your dollar will go straight to Alzheimer's research right here at Scripps Florida.

There is so much to say, I will have to leave it for future posts. I can try to answer people's questions, but I must emphasize that I am not a clinical doctor, so I cannot dispense medical advice. Nonetheless, it is our sincere desire to educate people about the disease, and we are planning upgrades to the site that aim to do that.

It is my sincere belief that the maximum progress on this disease can be made through the efforts of scientists and non-scientists working together. You need our expertise, and we need your support. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for visiting the site, we hope to hear from you soon.



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