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Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde: Study Reveals Healing Mesenchymal Cells Morph and Destroy Muscles in Models of Spinal Cord Injury, ALS and Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in collaboration with the Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS in Rome, have discovered a new disease-specific role of FAP cells in muscle wasting and scarring, indicating a potential...
24-Jul-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Sanford Burnham Prebys Announces Leadership Team Appointments: Louie Coffman Joins as Chief Financial Officer and Angelica Gamble-Wong as Vice President of Human Resources

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) announced today that Louie Coffman has been appointed chief administrative officer and chief financial officer, and Angelica Gamble-Wong has been appointed vice president of Human Resources...
17-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SBP Researchers Awarded 2018 Padres Pedal the Cause Grants

SBP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded four Padres Pedal the Cause (PPTC) collaborative grants with UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The projects funded include research to help understand cancer and find novel therapies that exploit its...
25-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


SBP Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers in the United States

Sanford Burnham Prebys is one of 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions...
7-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Nuclear Pore Functions Are Essential for T Cell Survival

A new study by Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) researchers describes how a specific nuclear pore component is critical for the survival of circulating T cells. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, identify a new node of T cell receptor...
4-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Offers New Approach to Starve p53 Deficient Tumors

SBP researchers recently discovered an alternative metabolic pathway that might be used by cancer cells to survive nutrient deprivation. Targeting these proteins to disrupt autophagy in cancer cells is an exciting therapeutic strategy that could...
1-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Colorectal Cancer Cells Spread to the Liver

A new study by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers helps explain the connection between a tumor suppressor called protein kinase C zeta (PKC zeta) and metastatic colorectal cancer.
20-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


San Diego Leaders, Researchers Announce Milestone Grant as Alzheimer's Crisis Widens

A coalition of brain scientists and civic leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, announced that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical...
20-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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