Latest Burnham Institute for Medical Research Stories

2008-06-18 12:00:57

Millipore Corporation (NYSE: MIL), a Life Science leader providing technologies, tools and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today awarded Dr. Jeanne Loring, Ph.D. a $150,000 grant for her work in stem cell research at The Scripps Research Institute of California. The funds will support Dr. Loring's investigation of human pluripotent stem cells, which hold great promise for drug development and cell therapy. "Through this grant, we are able to support...

2007-05-14 18:00:32

The Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) has recruited Elizabeth Gianini as Vice President, External Relations for Burnham at Lake Nona, Orlando. Ms. Gianini will join Burnham on July 9 from her current position as Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard Crotty. "Elizabeth has brought tremendous assets to Orange County over the past four years," said Mayor Richard T. Crotty. "As sorry as I am to lose her, I can think of no one better to represent the Burnham in Florida." Burnham...

2007-01-08 17:55:00

(La Jolla, CA., January 8, 2007) -- A collaborative team led by Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., Ph.D., of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research at UC Santa Barbara (Burnham) has developed nanoparticles that seek out tumors and bind to their blood vessels, and then attract more nanoparticles to the tumor target. Using this system the team demonstrated that the homing nanoparticle could be used to deliver a "payload" of an imaging compound, and in the process act as a clotting agent, obstructing as...

2005-06-20 17:10:00

June 20, 2005 (La Jolla, CA). A collaborative team of scientists led by The Burnham Institute's Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D., has identified inhibitors of the anthrax toxin, termed lethal factor ("LF") that could be developed into an emergency treatment for exposure to inhalation anthrax. These findings will be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Early Edition at the journal's website the week of June 20th. Bacillus anthracis ("anthrax") is a proven agent of...

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