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The Institute’s roots are firmly planted in continuing research. Through a living trust endowed to the Institute by the Clarkes, grants fund the most promising research projects that have already uncovered a relationship between Emodin, a compound found in Aloe and the destruction of liver cancer cells. Other promising findings are exploring Aloe’s healing properties in gastrointestinal diseases, and the lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.

The institute is extremely proud of all the meaningful discoveries and findings by the diverse teams of doctors and scientists we’ve had the opportunity to support in their aloe-based research. These pages provide the nature of their exploration and summaries of their findings.


Ruff Life Charities and Ruff Life pet skin care with aloe vera and apparel

Ruff Life Charities
rufflife.org
Julie Nickerson

In 2015, The Aloe Institute gave a $9700 grant to Julie Nickerson, CEO & President of Ruff Life Charities and Ruff Life (pet skin care with aloe vera and apparel). Their mission is helping pets of elderly and/or sick people to receive emotional & physical care, so they can transition into a new home and family.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2015
  • Recipient: Julie Nickerson
  • Grant Amount: $9700
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“Ruff Spots” Aloe Vera Cream For Dog Hot Spots and Skin Conditions

Ruff Life Charities
rufflife.org
Julie Nickerson

In July 2013 Ruff Life Charities was officially recognized as a non-profit. Julie Nickerson founded this charity on one basic principle to “pay it forward”. Julie had been shown great kindness by a complete stranger to raise money for a surgery her dog Jack desperately needed. As a result of this act of great kindness Julie has made it her mission to show the same compassion to many others through Ruff Life Charities.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2014
  • Recipient: Julie Nickerson
  • Grant Amount: $
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Dietary Supplement for Type II Diabetes Mellitus

North Texas Medical Associates
Ivan E. Danhof, Ph.D, M.D

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly termed non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. This is in contrast to diabetes mellitus type 1, in which there is an absolute insulin deficiency due to destruction of the islet cells in the pancreas. The classic symptoms are excessive thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of diabetes with the other 10% due primarily to diabetes mellitus type 1 and gestational diabetes. Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of type 2 diabetes in people who are genetically predisposed to the disease. Type 2 diabetes is initially managed by increasing exercise and dietary modification.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2013
  • Recipient: Ivan E. Danhof, Ph.D, M.D
  • Grant Amount: $
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Update on Aloe Institute Support of Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Research

In 2012, The Aloe Institute continued to partner with the FFB to support cutting edge research on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

This disease, which is the most common cause of blindness among people 55 years of age and older, affects nearly two million people in the U.S. and some ten million more are at risk for developing this condition. Globally, the numbers affected and at risk are staggering. Despite these grim statistics, the research we support offers real hope to those affected and those at risk that we will overcome this vision-robbing disease. The following are examples of some of the promising AMD research that the Aloe Institute helps

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2012
  • Recipient: Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Grant Amount: $
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Macular Degeneration Research

The Aloe Institute continues to partner with the Foundation Fighting Blindness to support cutting edge research on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This disease, which is the most common cause of blindness among people 55 years of age and older, affects nearly two million people in the U.S. and some ten million more are at risk for developing this condition.

Globally, the numbers affected and at risk are staggering. Despite these grim statistics, the research we support offers real hope to those affected and those at risk that we will overcome this vision-robbing disease. The following are examples of some of the promising AMD reseach that the Aloe Institute helps support.

Additional Info

  • Grant Year: 2011
  • Recipient: Macular Degeneration Research
  • Grant Amount: $70,000
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