July 2021
Biomarker could help diagnose schizophrenia at an early age

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have discovered how levels of a protein could be used in the future as a blood-based diagnostic aid for schizophrenia. The activity of the protein, which is found in both the brain and blood, affects neural connections in human brains and is uniquely imbalanced in people diagnosed with the condition. The study was an international collaboration recently published in PNAS.

Study finds promising therapeutic target for colitis

An international research group, led by Jamey Marth, Ph.D., has shown that the neuraminidase 3 enzyme is responsible for the onset and progression of colitis—a chronic digestive disease caused by inflammation of the colon. The study findings, recently published in PNAS, represent a scientific advance toward a targeted therapy to help the millions of people worldwide affected by the disorder. Recurrent infections of Salmonella, a common food poisoning pathogen, can lead to colitis.

Stem cells: The future is now

It wasn’t long ago when we first heard about the promise of stem cells. They were the wave of the future. Now we are on a path to reap the benefits of our breakthrough research and improve human health. Join us on Thursday, August 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT, for a vibrant discussion on the future of stem cell therapies.

A look inside the lab: Researching breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. How are researchers working to improve treatments and save the lives of people with the disease? Join us on Tuesday, September 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT, for a discussion about how the Haricharan Lab is battling breast cancer.

Immunotherapy: Helping our bodies cure cancer

Immunotherapy—empowering our own immune system to kill tumors—has revolutionized the treatment of cancer. However, the treatment doesn’t work for everyone. Hear from scientists on the leading edge of immunotherapy research on how we are making immunotherapy work to improve outcomes for more people living with cancer.

The science behind women's health

Sanford Burnham Prebys partnered with the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla to share some of the latest research in women's health topics.
Heart Disease
Karen Ocorr, Ph.D.

Breast Cancer
Svasti Haricharan, Ph.D.

The Immune System
Linda Bradley, Ph.D.

At Sanford Burnham Prebys, we're passionate about finding bold new ways to treat disease, and we recognize the importance of sharing our discoveries with the public—especially during this unprecedented time. Find out where and when you can "meet" our scientists virtually and learn about their research in this community event calendar.
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