This site outlines all the projects of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.
Research and Development
The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine is a small research institute in southern Oregon. It was founded in 1980 to conduct basic and applied research in subjects immediately applicable to improvements in human life - especially in biochemistry, diagnostic medicine, nutrition, preventive medicine, and the molecular biology of aging.
The Institute is entirely supported by donations and the independent earnings of its faculty and volunteers. It does not solicit or accept government funds.
The Institute has six senior faculty members, about fifteen volunteers who work actively on its projects, and a larger number of volunteers who help occasionally. It owns a 10,000 square foot building located in a rural setting about 7 miles from the town of Cave Junction in southern Oregon. 5,000 square feet of this building is now used for research, including the Institute's laboratories, library, and other facilities.
This facility and a modest complement of research equipment are the Institute's principal physical assets. The Institute has no debts and a policy of incurring none.
At present, work is proceeding on several specific projects including the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on health and longevity of mice; the role of protein amides as molecular timers of protein turnover, development, and aging, the use of urine and blood profiling for predictive and preventive medicine; the development of comprehensive materials for use in home school education; and the production of educational materials for civil defense. Recent publications include a home school curriculum and research on nutrition and cancer.
The research and development work of the Institute is carried out to the full extent permitted by donations that it receives. The Institute is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public foundation. so all donations are tax deductible.