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"Searching to Conquer" Funded through 2011


Valérie Morgan and Berni Wehrle-Haller

Valérie Morgan and
Berni Wehrle-Haller

We are pleased to announce we have secured the funding for another year of our largest ongoing scientific research project “Searching to Conquer” being conducted by Dr. Bernhard Wehrle-Haller at the University of Geneva. Upon receipt of this news, Dr. Wehrle-Haller commented, “This is indeed great news for the continuation of our project, encouraging us to work even harder for the next years to come.” With appreciation to our most dedicated donors, The Morgan Family Foundation, Dr. Wehrle-Haller will continue studying the replication mechanism of the cells that make large congenital nevi.

Executive Director Mark Beckwith caught up with “Berni,” as all of us who attend the Nevus Conferences have come to know Dr. Wehrle-Haller, in Tübingen, Germany, in May, for the Nevus Outreach-sponsored International Expert Meeting on Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi and Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis. “Berni was full of stories about the [approved] trials of our compounds on live animals. In one case, they were applying the compounds to the ears of guinea pigs, and were challenged to keep the application pads attached to their little ears. I’m glad to see we're making progress with live tissue.”

A summary of Searching to Conquer’s 2010 activities will be published soon. Keep an eye on nevus.org for details.

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