Insights Series

Explore the impact of medical research on the future of human health.
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How does scientific research in the lab lead to cures and  treatments for patients?

Our Insights lecture series provides our Sanford Burnham Prebys community and friends an in-depth look at a wide array of diseases in need of a cure.

Learn about our cutting-edge science and pioneering research breakthroughs and discoveries. Hear from leading scientists as they share their groundbreaking research and offer their expert perspective on the future direction of cures and therapeutics. Join us at Insights as we explore, understand and improve human health.

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Insights: Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Rady Children’s Heart Institute – Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives

January 25, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

While congenital heart defects (CHD) remain the most common cause of death in infants, the genetic basis of these defects is unknown in the vast majority of cases. To pave the way for better patient care and prevention of CHD, Sanford Burnham Prebys is teaming up with Rady Children's Hospital to demystify the genetics of this disorder by studying the genes of actual patients.

Insights: Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases

February 15, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

Our immune system is our most vigilant protector. Every day, it defends us from disease and repairs damage to our body. In the U.S. alone, 24 million people have autoimmune diseases. Join us to explore the immune system and learn how breakthrough research is leading to new knowledge, treatments, and cures.

Insights: Enhanced Regeneration – Treating injured, aging, and lost cells by tapping into the body’s innate ability to regenerate

March 15, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

Institute scientists led by Dr. Duc Dong are developing next generation technologies to advance regenerative medicine. They have discovered a new drug to stimulate liver regeneration in children with Alagille syndrome, a rare and deadly birth defect. Learn about this exciting first-in-class drug and how it may also be used in the future to treat cancer, degenerative diseases, and even to delay aging.

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