2012 Year In Review

As you look ahead to 2013, what are your hopes and goals? Do you want to see continued progress in the fight against cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and heart disease? Our scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute had an extraordinarily productive year in discovering potential new treatments for these diseases. I am proud to share with you below some examples of the research breakthroughs we made in 2012.

We resolve to continue our pursuit of outstanding science, but we need your help. Now is the perfect time to support medical research. Simply click here to support our research efforts in the new year. If you¹ve already given, thank you for your support!

Thank you, and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year.

John C. Reed, M.D., Ph.D.
CEO & Donald Bren Executive Chair
John C. Reed



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SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 
Stem cells for ALS

Neural stem cells improve motor function in a mouse model of ALS (Lou Gehrig¹s Disease).
   
 
Stem cells to heart cells

People with heart disease could eventually be treated using stem cells, thanks to a molecule we discovered.
   
Shaping fat metabolism

A hormone produced in the heart could help combat obesity.
 
 
Understanding autism

Children with a rare bone disorder (MHE) often exhibit characteristics of autism—we've begun to understand why.
   
 
Fending off bacteria

A recent study sheds light on how the body protects itself from foreign invaders.
   
Tumor avatar

A new way to study a childhood brain cancer.
   
Finding new drugs

We're building the world's most comprehensive drug repurposing library to speed medications to patients.
 
 
One good discovery leads to another

A discovery about diabetes could also provide the basis for new cancer treatments.
   
When brain cells die

New insight could lead to treatments for Alzheimer¹s disease and TBI.
 
 
Enhancing delivery of tumor-fighting drugs

Helping tumor blood vessels mature could make cancer medications more effective.
   
P.S. Remember, by making a tax-deductible gift to Sanford-Burnham you can be a part of exciting research like this. And if you've already given, thank you for your support!
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