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How tumors remodel their surroundings to grow

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 7th, 2014 .
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Tumors can remodel their environment to support growth and metastasis

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Pedal the Cause Forums series heads to Sanford-Burnham

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 7th, 2014 .
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Pedal the Cause San Diego will host the next lecture in the Forums series at our La Jolla campus on Wednesday, July 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pedal the Cause Forums is an exciting and understandable TED-like lecture series focused on the future of cancer research, life sciences, health and wellness, and more. The

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Why ‘Whispers’ Among Bees Sometimes Evolve Into ‘Shouts’

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 7th, 2014 .
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Let’s say you’re a bee and you’ve spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen. What’s the best way to communicate the location of this prize cache of food to the rest of your nestmates without revealing it to competitors, or “eavesdropping” spies, outside of the colony?

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Salk Institute welcomes four new faculty

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 6th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome a new full professor and three new assistant professors, all exceptional leaders in their respective fields. The new faculty will facilitate innovative and collaborative breakthroughs in understanding human health and disease.

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Pressure grows to oust Scripps Research president

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 4th, 2014 .
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Star faculty urged to lobby board of trustees for removal of Michael Marletta.

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Undersea adventure of submarines

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 4th, 2014 .
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Sub commander discusses what life and work are like aboard a fast-attack submarine.

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Researchers discover a “switch” in Alzheimer’s and stroke patient brains

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 3rd, 2014 .
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A switch in the brain of Alzheimers and stroke patients prevents formation of new neurons.=

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Researchers discover a “switch” in Alzheimer’s and stroke patient brains

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 3rd, 2014 .
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A switch in the brain of Alzheimers and stroke patients prevents formation of new neurons.

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Faculty want Scripps Research chief out

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 3rd, 2014 .
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Faculty leaders have sent an email calling for removal of President Michael Marletta.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Seragon, Ambrx, Pregenen, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 3rd, 2014 .
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Our nominee for the just-created “Bio Man with the Midas Touch” award goes to Richard Heyman, who co-founded San Diego’s Seragon Pharmaceuticals 11 months ago. Roche’s Genentech unit agreed yesterday…

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