Dr. James Liu has years of experience in medical research and has been awarded for three times by international societies, including American Heart Association (AHA). Although he is now full time doing business, he is still enthusiastic on medical research and has many good ideas on pathogenesis and treatment of human diseases
Dr. Liu has decided to donate large proportion of the income from his business to support young scientists to do medical research on the following fields:
Except a few cancers, many types of cancer at late stages are not treatable or treatment may even accelerate death. It is because the mechanisms how cancers occur are unknown. In the history,Nobel Prize had awarded once to scientists who claimed that they had found the cause of cancers. However, it turned out that their theory was proven wrong. We will support young scientists who dedicate their life time to study how cancers occur and find out the effective treatments.
We have known about heart diseases much more than we did 30 years ago. The prevention and treatment of heart diseases have improved our life.
Nobel Prize has awarded twice to scientists who studied cholesterone. That cholesterone can cause heart disease has been well known by the public and we can even call the chemical name when we are in dream. However, cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer in this country and in all other developed countries. It suggests that there must be other factor or factors being also involved in the cause of heart attack. We will support young scientists who dedicate their life time to find out new mechanisms and effective treatments of cardiovascular diseases.
Nobel Prize has awarded four times to scientists who studied insulin. Type I diabetes has been effectively treated with insulin today. However, Type II diabetes (old men disease) has become more and more in the population. The mechanisms are unknown. We will support young scientists who dedicate their life time to study diabetes, particularly the impact of the environment and the food on the pathogenesis of type II diabetes.
Our population has become aging. People are hoping to live healthier, younger and longer. We will support young scientists who dedicate their life time to study aging, particularly the effect of disorder in metabolic system and digestive system on accelerating aging.
Stem cell research
In 2012, Nobel Prize was awarded to scientists who had contributed to stem cell research. It seems that stem cell therapy is the direction to treat many diseases, particularly degenerative diseases. However, there is a long way to go before it can be used in clinical therapy. It is mainly because of "cell mutation" in induced stem cell from adult cells. To encourage stem cell research, We will support young scientists who dedicate their life time to study stem cell, particularly the application of stem cell therapy in human degenerative diseases.