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2008-10-14 09:00:15

Burnham Institute for Medical Research announces recent developments. $98 Million Dollar Grant Supports Drug Discovery In a time of shrinking government funding, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research has received a record $98 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the Institute's high-throughput screening facility. The robotic screening center is used to identify compounds that could become the next generation of medicines. Burnham is adding three...

2008-09-16 09:00:52

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine today announced that it has received a generous $30 million donation from T. Denny Sanford of South Dakota. In recognition of the donation, the Consortium is now known as the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The funds provided by Sanford, combined with a $43 million major facilities grant awarded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) earlier this year, will be used to...

2008-09-04 09:00:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected the organization to participate in the newly-funded Molecular Libraries Probe Production Center Network (MLPCN). The MLPCN -- a collaborative research network -- is part of the Molecular Libraries Program which is designed to benefit human health, broaden scientific knowledge of the human genome and validate future targets for drug discovery....

2008-09-02 09:00:10

Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) announced today that it has been awarded a prestigious six-year, $97.9 million Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Burnham will equip and manage one of four comprehensive small-molecule screening and discovery centers in the nation. Burnham was selected from among some of the nation's largest and most prestigious universities and medical research institutions. "We...

2008-08-27 06:00:48

Cyntellect and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have entered into a joint collaboration to develop new applications on Cyntellect's in situ live cell imaging and laser processing product (called Leap) to accelerate research by Burnham's scientists. Under the agreement, Burnham will gain access to Leap and Cyntellect will gain certain commercial rights to discoveries under the collaboration. The collaboration efforts will focus on developing applications of Leap for automated...

2008-08-26 09:00:32

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyntellect, a privately-held biotechnology company, and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research ("Burnham") today announced they have entered into a joint collaboration to develop new applications on Cyntellect's in situ live cell imaging and laser processing product (called LEAP(TM)) to accelerate research by Burnham's scientists. The collaboration efforts will focus on developing applications of LEAP for automated purification of stem cells, stem cell...

2008-08-21 21:00:34

Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) has announced that Karin Eastham, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees has resigned effective September 30. "Karin has made significant contributions to the Institute leading our administrative support team over the past four years. She was instrumental in establishing the relationship with our Florida partners and creating our bicoastal operation," stated John Reed, President and CEO. "We...

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 2--WASHINGTON A new hospital for Central Florida veterans would get $220 million next year as part of a $72.7 billion military-spending bill that overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House on Friday. The funding would cover about a third of the cost of the $656 million facility, scheduled for completion in 2012. Now it is up to the Senate, which must choose the House plan or that of President Bush, who proposed $120 million for the Lake...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

In a breakthrough scientific study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have shown that neural stem cell development may be linked to Autism. The study demonstrated that mice lacking the myocyte enhancer factor 2C (MEF2C) protein in neural stem cells had smaller brains, fewer nerve cells and showed behaviors similar to those seen in humans with a form of autism known as Rett Syndrome. This work...

2008-06-24 18:02:47

Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have, for the first time, genetically programmed embryonic stem (ES) cells to become nerve cells when transplanted into the brain, according to a study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience. The research, an important step toward developing new treatments for stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions, showed that mice afflicted by stroke showed tangible therapeutic improvement following transplantation...


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