Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories this month presented a check for $5,000 to The Mind Research Network (MRN)…a renewal of  the LMCO/SNL commitment to help MRN discover better ways to diagnose and treat disabling brain disorders.

The gift supports MRN's Domenici Discovery Fund for research that will deliver to the clinic tools for earlier and more accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment for mental illness, addiction, autism, epilepsy, other brain diseases and brain injury.

"We now know early detection of these brain disorders can eventually produce better outcomes for our families and friends facing these challenges," said John Rasure, MRN president and CEO. "Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Labs have been critical partners in helping MRN more quickly achieve success."

MRN is a nonprofit organization founded in Albuquerque twelve years ago by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (Ret., N.M.). Using advanced imaging techniques and genetics research, MRN is dedicated to finding better methods for early diagnosis, intervention and ultimately cures for mental illness and other brain disorders.

"The leading edge neuroscience underway at MRN and the support of corporate citizens like Lockheed Martin and Sandia Labs will help MRN deliver real hope and promise to children and adults struggling with brain disease and brain injury," said Rasure.

The Mind Research Network is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and other brain disorders. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Albuquerque, MRN consists of in-house scientists working in collaboration with Harvard, Yale, MIT, the University of Minnesota, the University of New Mexico and other universities, national laboratories, and research centers across the nation.

MRN's "2010 Research Report" with details on the past year's advancements is also available at the web site. For more information visit: Mind Research Network.  You can also contact MRN Communications Director Lisa Breeden at lbreeden@mrn.org or (505) 681-7110.