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Muscle Stem Cells Can Drive Cancer That Arises in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have demonstrated that muscle stem cells may give rise to rhabdomyosarcoma that occurs during DMD—and identified two genes linked to the tumor’s growth. The research,...
15-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction....
14-Jan-2019 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Powerful microscope captures first image of “haystack” nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized...
11-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in collaboration with clinicians from Scripps Clinic, have identified that the loss of two genes drives the formation of serrated colorectal cancer—yielding potential...
6-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Never-before-seen DNA recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer’s disease brains. The study, published today in Nature, reveals...
20-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Immune therapy developed through Sanford Burnham Prebys and Lilly collaboration enters Phase 1 clinical trial

SBP today announced that the first healthy subject has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an inflammation-inhibiting biologic that arose from a research collaboration between Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) and SBP formed in 2015.
15-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Path to Deadly Sepsis Varies by Bacterial Infection

Sepsis remains a common and deadly condition that occurs when the body reacts to an infection in the bloodstream. However, scientists know little about the early stages of the condition. Now, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery...
8-Oct-2018 11:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered

For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers. First defined in 1990, only 14 cases are known worldwide. Today, these individuals have answers. A study published today in the...
3-Oct-2018 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is an independent nonprofit medical research organization that conducts world-class, collaborative, biological research and translates its discoveries for the benefit of patients. SBP focuses its research on cancer, immunity, neurodegeneration, metabolic disorders and rare children’s diseases. The Institute invests in talent, technology and partnerships to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries that will have the greatest impact on patients. Recognized for its world-class NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, SBP employs about 975 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla. For more information, visit us at SBPdiscovery.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/SBPdiscovery and on Twitter @SBPdiscovery.

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