The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery is a health-related scientific research and education organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through the discovery and early-stage evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches, and the dissemination of information pertaining to technologies that aim to maintain or restore homeodynamics, a state of physiological equilibrium reflective of good health.
Past studies conducted by Institute researchers focused on genomic and receptor activity relating to traditional biochemical pathways. This effort related to determining mechanism(s) of action associated with the therapeutic application of specific molecules that comprise the Resonant Molecular Signaling (RMS) platform. The success of these early endeavors has led to a point where Institute investigators now seek to reveal and harness the underlying sub-molecular and energetic pathways. The Institute is also interested in how states of consciousness correlate with these pathways and thereby affect the regulation of health. Accordingly, this research may further enhance our understanding of biophysics, fundamental processes of healing, and mind/body relationships such as those that produce placebo responses. This research therefore bridges biochemistry, biophysics, and psychology/cognitive science. The Institute is currently focused on three main initiatives:
The findings in each of these areas affect the others. To fully understand the placebo response, for example, it is necessary to understand energetic mechanisms as well as the beliefs and other factors influencing placebo responders. In turn, data gained from the physiological and psychological investigations of placebo responders shed light on mechanisms relating to energy medicine and molecular therapies.
Determining common features among these various approaches to healing stands to reveal basic mechanisms of homeodynamics. Of particular interest in these studies is the extracellular matrix, the structural basis of the body formed by connective tissue. Once thought to be static, recent research indicates the matrix plays an active role in cellular communication throughout the body and is therefore important to understanding homeodynamics.1 Illuminating the conditions that regulate this equilibrium serves to pave the way to a new model of how the body works and to the discovery and evaluation of corresponding therapies.
In addition to conducting leading-edge research, the Institute is also dedicated to providing educational services directly relating to its investigations as well as to topics such as the nature of scientific inquiry and bioethics. This is accomplished through publishing in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press, and participating in professional and lay conferences.