NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute said today that its investigators will collaborate with Pfizer to identify therapeutic targets for use in preventing and treating complications related to obesity and diabetes.

Under the three-year collaboration, the partners at Pfizer and Sanford-Burnham's Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics will use novel screening tools and systems biology approaches to develop treatment methods for reducing insulin resistance.

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