As a not-for-profit organization, we care only for patients, not profits.  Both laboratory and in vivo studies indicate that our innovative approach is working, but we need your support.

Your donation helps the Brain Chemistry Labs continue in its goal of searching for new cures for diseases such as ALS and AIDS by studying patterns of plant medicine, wellness and disease among indigenous peoples. Won't you help support this important mission? Any amount can make a big difference.  Thank you for your donation!

The Institute for EthnoMedicine, dba Brain Chemistry Labs, is a non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you would prefer to mail a donation check, please send it to Donations, attention Marilyn Asay, Brain Chemistry Labs, P.O. Box 3464, Jackson, Wyoming, 83001 USA.

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The Brain Chemistry Labs does not share donor information with any other organization except as required by law. Donations are processed through this site on a secured form by our offices. Upon confirmation of your gift, you will be sent an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible donation.

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We welcome support of our organization in many ways. Please feel free to email us regarding volunteer efforts, or if you are a researcher, regarding possible collaboration efforts.

The Institute for Ethnomedicine is a 501(C)(3) registered not-for-profit

Cost Efficient Research

It typically takes a pharmaceutical company 15 years and often $1 billion to bring a drug through the necessary clinical trials for FDA approval. Over the last decade we have spent $15 million and currently have a new drug, L-serine, in human clinical trials for both Alzheimer’s and ALS.

About 90% of our revenues go towards medical research, 7% to management and administration and 3% to fundraising. Over the past 10 years over 40% of our funds have been furnished by our Board of Directors. Going forward we will need between $1.5 and $2 million annually for our operations and ongoing research and additional funds for new clinical trials.

We need and would deeply appreciate your financial support.