Unique DNA loops found outside regular chromosomes are linked to poor clinical outcomes in aggressive childhood brain cancers. The new study, led by Lukas Chavez and published in Nature Genetics, may transform the treatment of these rare cancers.
The Sanford Burnham Prebys medical research institute in La Jolla held a gala called “A Future Filled With Discoveries and Cures” on Oct. 21 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa to extoll its recruitment of “the very best scientists from the best labs at the best institutions in the world.”
Sanford Burnham Prebys’ latest gala celebrated an old, dear friend, a brand-new vision and a crowd in fab form. More than 280 friends, faculty and supporters of the Institute gathered to celebrate the event’s theme: “A Future Filled with Discoveries and Cures.”
The laboratory, with its precise protocols and sterile tools, seems far removed from the often discordant chaos of U.S. society. But science does not happen in a socio-political vacuum, says Eric Lau, Ph.D., a former student and postdoc at Sanford Burnham Prebys, and research institutions shouldn’t pretend otherwise.
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