For patients...for families... for research. The DBAF funds medical research projects which directly or indirectly benefit DBA patients and which are approved by the DBAF's medical/scientific advisory board comprised of medical doctors and scientists. The DBAF organizes meetings which bring together DBA patients, families, and world-renowned physicians. The DBAF provides informational literature to patients, DBA family members, health care professionals and other interested parties. The DBAF networks DBA families throughout the United States, Canada, and worldwide. The DBAF publishes a semi-annual newsletter containing personal DBA stories, DBA clinical trial information, current research, and DBA activities.