Seven out of every ten deaths in the United States today are caused by chronic disease conditions that can either be prevented or minimized. These include things like heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and depression. Identifying specific processes that promote chronic disease, which can in turn be modified to reduce disease burden and improve human health, should therefore be of paramount public concern.
The work we have done in the UCLA Stress Lab has helped to advance our understanding of how stress promotes chronic diseases, such as ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and depression. But, many challenges exist. Because of the recent shutdown of the United States government, for example, several scientific projects were either delayed or canceled.
With your support, we can help buffer critical scientific projects from these types of events. If you find the research we do important, please consider making a small donation. The entire amount of your donation will go directly to supporting a specific scientific project in the Lab. Gifts are not currently tax-deductible, but they are greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact us at any any time.