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Fruit flies reveal new insights into space travel’s effect on the heart

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that fruit flies that spent several weeks on the International Space Station (ISS)—about half of their lives—experienced profound structural and biochemical changes to...
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Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists elected as AAAS Fellows

Two Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute scientists have been honored as 2020 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Eva Engvall, Ph.D., professor emerita; and Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., professor and...
24-Nov-2020 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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World’s first: Drug guides stem cells to desired location, improving their ability to heal

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have created a drug that can lure stem cells to damaged tissue and improve treatment efficacy—a scientific first and major advance for the field of regenerative medicine. The...
24-Nov-2020 7:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Jerold Chun among world’s most highly cited researchers

Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and senior vice president at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has been named a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate, the global analytics company. The honor recognizes researchers who...
23-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Personalized drug screens could guide treatment for children with brain cancer

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ) have demonstrated that personalized drug screens can be used to identify...
12-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sanford Burnham Prebys wins $8.5 million in NIH Transformative Research grants

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced that two faculty members, Peter Adams, Ph.D., and Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D., have received National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Awards. The awards,...
6-Oct-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists kill cancer cells by “shutting the door” to the nucleus

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that blocking the construction of nuclear pores complexes—large channels that control the flow of materials in and out of the cell nucleus—shrank aggressive tumors in...
25-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Malene Hansen receives 2020 BIG Award

Malene Hansen, Ph.D., has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award. The BIG Award is sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR),...
22-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Prolonged exposure to microgravity reduces cardiac contractility and initiates remodeling in Drosophila

Flies in microgravity exhibit cardiac constriction, remodeling and diminished output. Cardiac defects corre...
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Fruit flies reveal new insights into space travel’s effect on the heart

Scientists identify protein production changes in the space flies that weren’t on the radar of heart researc...
31 Dec 1969

World’s first: Drug guides stem cells to desired location, improving their ability to heal

Discovery represents a major milestone for regenerative medicine that could help more people benefit from stem...
31 Dec 1969

Jerold Chun among world’s most highly cited researchers

Renowned neuroscientist studies the human brain—one of life’s greatest mysteries. Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D...
31 Dec 1969

Soft Bones, Inc. awards its 2020 grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys researcher to promote gene therapy advancements in hypophosphatasia

Soft Bones, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing information, education and support to those affected ...
31 Dec 1969

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists elected as AAAS Fellows

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers Two Sanford Burnham Prebys M...
31 Dec 1969

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There are now two experimental vaccines for COVID-19 that are more than 90% effective—a remarkable developme...
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