Foundations for medical research
Thanks to the technological revolutions of the past few decades, medical research is making unprecedented progress. It is mobilizing large numbers of volunteers for reasons that are often private and painful – because they have lost a loved one or are personally suffering from a serious, rare or currently incurable illness. Outside major illnesses, many foundations encourage or reward research on diverse afflictions: hemophilia, nicotine dependence, diabetes, lateral amyotrophic sclerosis, Usher or Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, etc. Their focus on a specific illness is precious because it enables specialized teams to receive medium- and long-term support.