One of our primary commitments from 1999 through 2004 was the cure of major diseases. With the advent of the Foundation’s narrowed focus in early 2005, we now limit our current activities to support of public policies that encourage research.
Through our previous funding, we still hope to have a positive impact on the quality of human life throughout the world. More important, through our lobbying on critical medical and science issues ranging from the amount of funding available from the U.S. government to support for the newest research techniques, we hope to encourage and support researchers who are actively engaged in finding cures.
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You may also want to visit the following sites if you are interested in becoming more educated about medical and health issues:
- Find the most current and comprehensive information on all health topics at MEDLINEplus. In addition to the "health topics" on individual diseases and medical conditions, the site also has an extensive medical encyclopedia with thousands of illustrations, detailed information about more than 9,000 brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter drugs, a medical dictionary, directories of doctors and hospitals, and links to Clinicaltrials.gov, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) web site listing more than 5,000 clinical studies. There are even links to the scientific database, MEDLINE, so that users can access the latest published research.
- Visit the National Cancer Institute website.
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