At the Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation in Boise Idaho we are continuing to help scientists who are researching treatments for cancer.
During the last several years we have been able to donate soft corals that have been used to teach graduate students how to bioassay marine organisms in their continuing search for new powerful chemicals that can be used to treat tumors.
We are proud to present the information that we have included on this web page. Your continuing support of Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation will allow us to donate time and energy to projects that we think are very important.
These projects include developing artificial wetlands for cleaning up waste water, teaching villagers to farm live rock and raise ornamental marine organisms for the aquarium hobby, and our many projects that train interns to appreciate the value of our natural world.
To help our projects we have prepared a video CD that contains two Coral Propagation Mini- Videos that are about 30 minutes long. You can watch these videos in the CD player on your computer. You will receive a FREE VIDEO CD with any order you place this week. Just mention this page to get your free video.
|Dr. Lake is the Cancer Research Doctor we have been working with and donating animals to. The animals being tested during the first part of this research is the Sacrophyton. GARF now has about 33 separate strains in our genetic bank. Thanks to our trading program you have given us many more to test. Dr. Lake has written many publications in his field of cancer research and provided a four page bio on he has done in his field of study.
I am very excited to report that Doctor Lake shared the results of his findings while testing the animals that came from GARF. He showed us how he extracted the toxins by grinding up the coral and injecting it into cultures of separate cancer and human cells. First he had to test it to see if this animal would be toxic to human cells and toxic to tumor cells.
I am delighted to report that the research results are very positive. It was not very toxic to human cells and very toxic to the tumors . He worked with breast tumors and lung tumors and several others. We, as hobbyist also may have a much bigger role in Bio Medical research. For as Dr. Lake shared many of the medicines that we are using now are derived from plants.
Now scientist are looking at the Sea in hopes of finding new cures to many life threatening illnesses. He also explained that because sea life is some of the oldest life around these animals have so many complex defense mechanisms that learning as much as we can will hopefully provide many new answers.
We promise to keep you posted and thank all of you for your donations. The sad side of his report was when he stated that it takes 220 million dollars to bring a new drug candidate through the considerable research needed to meet FDA approval. So much more work needs to be done and loads of money needs to be secured. But the next step is being taken.
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, "Coral Farming Seminar 2000-Cancer Research Week" and the
work of the persons LeRoy and Sally Jo Headlee along with all the staff of the
Geothermal Aquaculture Research, Inc. an Idaho Non-Profit Organization celebrate
with the world our commitment to the International Year of the Ocean; and
WHEREAS, "Coral Farming Seminar 2000-Cancer Research Week" invites people from across the United States of America to learn about the issues surrounding the Worlds Oceans as well as provide instructions on saving these precious animals from destruction for future generations; and
WHEREAS, this weeks salute to the International Year of the Ocean reaches out to all individuals-especially children-sharing our knowledge about the plight of the ocean, and how we can sustain these animals that are not only beautiful but are also being used at many leading Universities for treatments in many life threatening diseases; and
WHEREAS, we recognize the Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc. for its untiring efforts to teach all people across the world how to create a safe environment for these incredible animals, encouraging individuals as well as Public Aquariums and Zoos to set strong examples for the care of these animals and the exhibits that sustain them.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIRK KEMPTHORNE, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim the week of October 20 through 27, 2000, to be
CORAL FARMING SEMINAR 2000-CANCER RESEARCH WEEK
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Idaho at the Capitol in Boise on this twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord two-thousand and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred twenty-fourth and of the Statehood of Idaho the one hundred tenth.
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