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InnerScience 2023 Annual Report

As we reflect upon 2023, we are filled with gratitude for your commitment to our shared mission: advancing the understanding of the biological and physiological impacts of meditation on the human body. This year is highlighted by remarkable strides in research, with groundbreaking studies shedding light on the profound ways in which meditation empowers individuals to heal and thrive. Your generous contributions have fueled numerous projects, allowing us to explore meditation and its effects on overall well-being. With this report, we celebrate not only the scientific achievements but also our incredible Catalyst Community!

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

February 2024

“The heart and the brraaaainnnn…”

This phrase you hear at events during meditations may be the key to understanding how the mind can change the body and how the heart can influence the mind.

My graduate studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin (from January 1999-May 2022) focused on stress adaptation in the heart. In the mid-1980s it was discovered that small amounts of stress protected the heart from a subsequent stress that was more lethal and toxic [1]. This concept, known as preconditioning, involves activating endogenous systems regulating kinases and protein modulators in the acute phase and altered gene response in a delayed phase. This process is also universal and can be coaxed in virtually all organs.

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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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Metamorphosis Updates

Capturing the Data of Transformation

Metamorphosis exists to facilitate a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection, ultimately empowering people to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

At Metamorphosis, through our ongoing research, we capture the data of personal change and transformation. By conducting scientific investigations into the effects of meditation, we’re furthering a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. And, in doing so, we’re encouraging people to unlock their full potential – and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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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.


Martine Z. on awakening our connection to source and oneness.

The science is key in reaching others about the meditation process and its tremendous benefits. If people experience benefits in conjunction with having the science to back it up, they gain a greater level of understanding and experience. InnerScience is the fast track to providing this knowledge.

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Matt Maruca 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.