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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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Trustees of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Elect New Board Leadership, Welcome New Board Member

Trustees of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute elect new Board leadership, welcome new Board member
28-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Thousands of Previously Unknown DNA Changes in the Developing Brain Revealed by Machine Learning

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have developed new single-cell approaches wedded to machine learning. This has revealed thousands of previously unknown DNA changes arising during prenatal life in the developing...
22-Sep-2018 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mannose’s Unexpected Effects on the Microbiome and Weight Gain

Scientists continue to unravel links between body weight and the gut microbiome. Now, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) report an unexpected finding: mice fed a fatty diet and mannose, a sugar, were protected...
18-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Solving the Gut Inflammation Puzzle

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for a number of gut disorders—including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease—remains a clinical challenge. Now, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in...
17-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Malicious Brain Cell Identified

Astrocytes' important role in brain function suggests they are also involved in disease. Now, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified an astrocyte subpopulation as the dominant cell type to spring into...
13-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An Old Drug Finds New Purpose Against Retinal Neovascularization

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have found that the anti-malaria drug amodiaquine inhibits the apelin receptor protein, which helps drive the vascularization behind diabetic retinopathy, wet age-related...
12-Sep-2018 2:00 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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