The capacity of the human brain to transform physical, emotional and spiritual health offers untapped potential for healing, which our research explores.

InnerScience NEWS

Paper titled “Meditation-induced bloodborne factors as an adjuvant treatment to COVID-19 disease” was accepted for publication in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity-Health – an open-access journal.

The paper details our research teams' isolation and identification of SERPINA5, a protein that inhibits a SARS-CoV-2 pseudo-virus containing a spike protein from entering the cell. It also demonstrates that meditation not only elevates levels of SERPINA5 in the blood, but the more experienced you are as a meditator and the more you practice, the more protection you have against the virus.

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$10M from InnerScience Research Fund Will Fuel Study on Meditation to Combat Disease

Meditation and mindfulness are thought to have a wide range of benefits for overall wellbeing and mental health, but could they help individuals battle cancer, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes? InnerScience Research Fund has committed to provide up to $10 million to the University of California San Diego over the next five years to support research on how meditation may impede the progression of serious terminal and chronic illnesses that affect millions of people each year.

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UC San Diego Research: Meditation & Immunity

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, researchers were determined to discover how to help people fight off infections. In February 2020, InnerScience Research Fund partnered with UC San Diego to determine if meditation could protect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

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Read the latest update on the groundbreaking research we are funding from Dr. Hemal Patel, PhD.

November 2023

As we move into the final quarter of the year, it is a time to reflect on three very important things: the happenings over the past year, where we currently stand on the research, and what we have to look forward to immediately…Orlando is just around the corner as I write this! As always, our team at UC San Diego is so grateful for your support. We could not have done the immense amount of data analysis this past year without you! With your continued support, we can boldly look ahead to transform the role of meditation in healthcare and for our future research to develop deep insights into the mind-body connection.

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August 2023

"Publish or perish". This phrase is learned early in academic training. It often describes the pressure researchers and academics face to continually produce and publish their work in reputable journals or other scholarly outlets to advance their careers. The concept reflects that in academia, the quantity and quality of a researcher’s publications play a crucial role in their reputation, career progression, tenure decisions, and overall success.

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May 2023

If you’ve been a subject in any of our recent studies, or you’ve seen one of our research presentations at an event, then you probably heard about FLIP. We are using the FLIP app to record a daily “video diary” of the research subjects’ experiences during the week-long events. The roughly 6-7 recordings from thousands of subjects serve as a unique record of the evolution of the human experience. Many describe these events as transformative, and our research aims to quantify transformation using this library as a unique way to inform and evolve the meditative practice.  

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Suzanne's Story

Suzanne, a massage therapist, shared a meditation recording with a client who had just been diagnosed with cancer (metastasized melanoma throughout his body). She integrated the meditation into her treatments and shares what recent PET scans show.

Maria Elena's Story

In 2019, Maria Elena had surgery to remove a brain tumor, plus radiation therapy. Despite that, the tumor came back the following year, so she went all-in on meditations. See the tests that now show the tumor is gone.

Christian's Story

After a back injury, invasive surgery, and a diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis, Christian reached a breaking point. Learn how his energy overcame his body’s habit of pain and weakness.


On how to face life with a mindset of opportunity and unlimited possibility.

As a kid I struggled with various health challenges, especially gut issues, allergies, and headaches. I tried Western medicine with little results. Eventually I started researching on my own and tried all sorts of diets to improve my health, and I learned about the concept of epigenetics, which meant to me that I might actually be able to overcome these issues by modifying something in my life, and I thought it was all about diet. I became obsessed with diets and food for several years and struggled because this is only a part of the picture.

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Scientific research is the driving force behind modern medicine and its evolution. Now meditation is at the forefront of scientific inquiry. Early research indicates: Meditation can create positive correlations with health.

Our groundbreaking research is showing ordinary people doing the extraordinary — changing their physiology, changing their biological markers, and changing their lives, with the power of meditation.

We think the implications can change the world, and we invite you to become a catalyst for change by joining our community of recurring donors.