Because of its importance to the well-being of humanity, research is emerging as a central focus at Loma Linda University Health. As one of the leading private health sciences universities in the United States, Loma Linda University Health engages in extensive research programs across a board spectrum of inquiry. In this first-of-its-kind compilation, you will read about projects ranging from how DNA is affected by our good and bad habits, lifesaving extracts from marine shellfish and why it takes so long to bring great ideas to fruition.

More than 400 research studies are published each year by our faculty, scientists, clinicians and students. But we do more than impart knowledge; we create it. The result is a culture of collaboration that fosters creative ideas and brings them to the patient bedside as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You might say research is in our DNA. Please enjoy these stories.