First LAM research programme completed

The first New Zealand LAM research programme which began earlier this year and involved LAM patients and controls took place in the laboratory of Professor Mervyn Merrilees at the Auckland School of Medicine and was completed last month; results and acknowledgements have been sent to all who took part and the scene is now set for further investigation.

The Trustees share the excitement of investigators, researchers and LAM patients here and around the world as discoveries of possible reasons why LAM cells grow and multiply without the usual controls are being reported. We look forward to next year’s LAM Scientific Symposium which will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Trustee, Dr Hetty Rodenburg from Wellington will attend the Cincinnati Conference and has been invited to give an address on the opening night. Director Bronwyn Gray is also expected to attend along with Professor Merrilees and others, including LAM patients from New Zealand.