SBP Discoveries
Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year!

Below is the January issue of our Institute newsletter, SBP Discoveries. It's a snapshot—for our staff, friends, and supporters—of the latest science, people, and events at SBP. 

We welcome your input. Please drop us a line anytime.

Wishing you all the best,
SBP Communications
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SBP Discoveries
Monthly Newsletter  •  January 2016
Researchers find protein that may create new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease
Huaxi Hu, Ph.D., professor at SBP, published a study in  Scientific Reports  showing how increased amounts of a protein called RPS23RG1 can improve spatial learning and preserve neural connections in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Science News
Blocking NG2 protein may reduce atherosclerosis

Researchers in the lab of Bill Stallcup, Ph.D., professor in SBP’s NCI-designated Cancer Center, have made a surprising discovery about the relationship between circulating cholesterol and the development of atherosclerosis.

HIV and METH: an unpredictable storm

Marcus Kaul, Ph.D., associate professor at SBP, published a new study that evaluates the neuronal damage caused by mixes of HIV proteins, METH and combinations of antiretroviral drugs.

New marker can help sick kids

A team of researchers that included Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., director of the Human Genetics Program at SBP, have found a new marker that may help diagnose children with congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs).

Read more on Beaker >>

New research may facilitate development of probiotics

Andrei Osterman, Ph.D., professor at SBP, collaborated on a study published in Science that describes a new method to identify genetic factors that allow gut microbes to survive and flourish.

Our People
Huaxi Xu interviewed in UT San Diego on advances in Alzheimer's research

"It's now possible to screen people well before they show Alzheimer's symptoms to detect the disease in progress," says Huaxi Xu, Ph.D., professor in the Degenerative Diseases Program at SBP. 

SBP’s Sheila Collins’ diabetes research featured in Orlando Sentinel

“Over 60 percent of the population can be classified as overweight or obese, placing them at risk for a large number of chronic diseases, including insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes,” says 
Sheila Collins, Ph.D., professor at SBP’s Lake Nona campus.

Welcome to our newest and recently renewed President's Circle Members!
Elizabeth and Darryl Albertson •  Therese and Robert Armstrong • Sanford Smith and Ellan Cates-Smith • Columbia University • Cassie and Christopher Comins • Pamela and Keith Cox • Gabrielle and David Dorne • James and Nancy Eastman • Claudia Dunaway and Hudson Freeze • Michiko and Minoru Fukuda • Bill Gerhart • Deana and Morley Golden • Anne-Marie Gordon • Paul and Susan Hering • Harold Hill • Margaret and Robert Hulter • Jill and Cheston Larson • Carol and George Lattimer • Lisa and Gary Levine • Local Independent Charities of America • Marilena and Gregory Lucier • Mary and Keith McKinnon •  Lucille Miller • Bradley A. Morrice • Bruce A. Morrice • Michael P. Orlando • 
Patricia and James Poitras • Joan and Ben Pollard • Jori H. Potiker • Nicole and Jim Reynolds • Ann Riner and John Conyers • Marilyn and Michael Rosen • Mary and Harold Sadler • T. Denny Sanford • Edward R. Schulak • Julie and Costa Sevastopoulos • Kathleen Shelton • Cynthia and Aaron Shenkman • Mr. John F. Sheridan • Karen and Jeffrey Silberman • The Simon-Strauss Foundation • Brenda and Roy Steege • ViaCord • Randi and Charles Wax • Mary Jane and James Wiesler
Please Donate
You’re invited to a Psoriasis Research Reception

Come join us on February 2 at SBP to learn about the latest research in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis taking place in your community. The event is jointly sponsored by SBP and the National Psoriasis Foundation. 

SBP Rare Disease Day 2016
SBP's Rare Disease Day in La Jolla

On February 26-27, SBP will host this its 7th annual Rare Disease Day symposium and workshop. The theme, “Human Glycosylation Disorders,” will attract scientists, physicians, and patients working to improve the lives of affected children.

Read more on SBP's website >>
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