LA JOLLA, Calif., January 9, 2009 — Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have shown that search algorithms used in digital communications can help scientists identify effective multi-drug combinations.
LA JOLLA, Calif., February 12, 2009Taking clues from their stem cell research, investigators at the University of California San Diego and Burnham Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a signaling pathway involved in normal pancreatic development is also associated with type 2 diabetes.
February 22, 2009–Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported the identification of human monoclonal antibodies (mAb) that neutralize an unprecedented range of influenza A viruses, including avian influenza A (H5N1) virus, previous pandemic influenza viruses, and some seasonal influenza viruses. These antibodies have the potential for use in combination with other treatments to prevent or treat certain types of avian and seasonal flu.
March 18, 2009 — Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have learned that a protein called Shp2 plays a critical role in the pathways that control decisions for differentiation or self-renewal in both human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs).
Contact: Audrey Huang firstname.lastname@example.org 410-614-5105 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Blood vessel blockage, a common condition in old age or diabetes, leads to low blood flow and results in low oxygen, which can kill cells and tissues. Such blockages can require amputation resulting in loss of limbs. Now, using mice as their model, resea…
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LA JOLLA, Calif., September 16, 2008 — Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced that Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Del E. Webb Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research Center at Burnham has been awarded $8 million, over five years, to establish a Center for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS). The center will study potential environmental causes of Parkinsons disease. Funding for the center comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health.