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New grant funds study of very aggressive childhood brain cancers driven by circular pieces of DNA

Lukas Chavez, Ph.D., has received $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to study how unique DNA circles found in cancer cells drive deadly pediatric brain tumors. The research aims to expose how the circular pieces of DNA contribute to...
14-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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US Department of Defense backs Cosimo Commisso’s pancreatic cancer research

Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D., has received a grant from the Department of Defense for $1 million to advance the research of a small molecule that kills pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium.
7-Sep-2023 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Timothy Huang awarded $2.6M to solve Alzheimer’s disease puzzle

With the help of a new grant from the National Institutes of Health for more than $2.6 million, Assistant Professor Timothy Huang, Ph.D., will continue his research on the role of the brain’s immune cells on the risk of developing Alzheimer’s...
6-Sep-2023 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Center earns merit extension from NCI

Sanford Burnham Prebys’ Cancer Center has received a rare and prestigious Merit Extension Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recognizing and rewarding its earlier accomplishments as well as current research plans. The award extends...
9-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Big Data. Bigger Opportunities.

New and rapidly developing technologies, such as cryo-electron (cryo-EM) and artificial intelligence, are providing the tools to revolutionize biomedical research, but you need scientists who know how to use them
8-Aug-2023 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New grant seeks to parse how the variegated nature of human breast cancer tumors helps cancer cells resist treatment

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a 5-year, $2.7 million grant to researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys to investigate and elucidate the underlying cellular mechanisms that drive the most common form of breast cancer.
4-Aug-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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This sugar kills honeybees—it could also help fight cancer

Research from Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Osaka International Cancer Institute has shed new light on the anti-cancer properties of mannose, a sugar that is crucial to many physiological processes in humans and is also known to inhibit the growth...
18-Jul-2023 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New genes implicated in deadly heart defect

By identifying genes in patients and testing their effects in fruit flies, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have found new genes that contribute to hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
17-Jul-2023 7:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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