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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

New Coronascape tool will help unlock big-data insights for COVID-19

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced they have released Coronascape (coronascape.org), a customized version of the Metascape bioinformatics platform that removes big-data analysis hurdles for biologists....
17-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanford Burnham Prebys receives $3M NIH award for drugs that restore immune response to COVID-19

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how SARS-CoV-19 weakens the immune system—and identify drugs to help infected individuals...
16-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$11.4 million NIH grant advances drug to treat nicotine addiction

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Camino Pharma, LLC and University of California San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded an $11.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National...
16-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists uncover a novel approach to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome have shown that pharmacological (drug) correction of the content of extracellular vesicles released within dystrophic muscles can...
15-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanford Burnham Prebys awarded $4.5 million NIH grant for mental illness therapeutics

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify new therapies for mental health disorders. The research will be headed by Layton Smith, Ph.D., and...
4-Aug-2020 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists discover novel drug target for pancreatic cancer

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have uncovered a novel drug target, a protein called PPP1R1B, that stops the deadly spread of pancreatic cancer, called metastasis, when inhibited in mice. Published in...
4-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A Nature study authored by a global team of scientists and led by Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has identified 21 existing drugs that stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes...
24-Jul-2020 10:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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