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Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

September 22, 2014 – 11:55 am | Edit Post
Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implant…

San Diego Meets the Xconomists: A Real-World Innovation Commons

September 22, 2014 – 11:52 am | Edit Post
San Diego Meets the Xconomists: A Real-World Innovation Commons

The heat wave broke with impeccable timing, and we were grateful that “California weather” was back as San Diego’s innovation leaders gathered for Xconomy’s sixth annual networking event. Xconomy…

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Mapp named a Fierce 15 biotech

September 22, 2014 – 9:49 am | Edit Post

Mapp Biopharmaceutical makes top biotech list.

Good Morning! It’s time to take the Celsius Quiz.

September 22, 2014 – 8:33 am | Edit Post

Celsius Quiz on National Cholesterol Awareness Month

Avalon-GSK Collaboration Generates Two More Startups in San Diego

September 22, 2014 – 6:33 am | Edit Post
Avalon-GSK Collaboration Generates Two More Startups in San Diego

San Diego’s Avalon Ventures is taking the wraps off two new startups today, with each one getting as much as $10 million in Series A financing through the partnership that Avalon established early…

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Jack Johnson Honored as Outstanding Mentor

September 22, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

Professor Jack Johnson was nominated with 22 letters of support from current and former trainees.

TSRI Chemists Modify Antibiotic to Vanquish Resistant Bacteria

September 22, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The Boger lab has made a powerful analog of vancomycin that is effective against MRSA and other disease-causing bacteria.

Toward a New Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

September 22, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

On the occasion of positive new data for RPC1063, Professor Hugh Rosen shares his perspective on the drug candidate, which was initially discovered, synthesized and developed at TSRI.

New Genomic Equipment at TSRI Enables Scientists to Analyze Single Cells

September 22, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

“It has added power to many of the technologies we already have on campus,” says Professor Luc Teyton.

Mood switch found by UCSD scientists

September 19, 2014 – 6:37 pm | Edit Post

UCSD scientists found a twist in how bad news affects the brain, and depression therapy may benefit.