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Happiness, New Technologies Focus of Meeting of Pioneering Thinkers

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 10th, 2012 .
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Author Gretchen Rubin’s “formula for happiness” could have very well been the cri de coeur for this week’s Atlantic Meets the Pacific forum—the second annual collaboration between The Atlantic magazine and the Un…

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Making Connections: Chancellor Khosla Forges Community Ties in Visits to Campus Mural, Chicano Park

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 10th, 2012 .
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Sophomore Gracy Uriarte might not be attending classes at UC San Diego today had it not been for “Chicano Legacy – 40 Años,” a permanent campus art installation that depicts the struggles and dreams of underrepresented communities…

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U.S. – Israel Center Established at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 9th, 2012 .
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The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, today announced the launch of the U.S. – Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability, supported in part by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego…

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U.S. News Becoming Too Politically Slanted, Visiting Journalism Scholar Argues

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 9th, 2012 .
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With the presidential election heating up, more Americans have been tuning into their favorite news broadcast for the most up-to-date reporting from the campaign trail. However, they might not be getting the whole truth, according to Pau…

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UC San Diego Combats Hunger with College Food Drive

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 8th, 2012 .
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University of California, San Diego students, staff and faculty are doing their part to help prepare families in need for the holidays with the Tritons Rock Hunger food drive Oct. 5–28.  The drive is part of a count…

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Study Tests Potential New Drug to Reduce Pain and Symptoms of Endometriosis

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 8th, 2012 .
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), endometriosis, a gynecological disorder in which cells from the uterus lining grow in other areas of the body, is the number one reason for a hysterectomy in women ages 18-35. A nationw…

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Watch Out SF, Boston Is Turning Into Biotech’s No. 1 Cluster

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 8th, 2012 .
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Biotech has never concentrated in just one place. This industry tends to grow up in geographic clusters, but it will always be spread around the map, partly because great science comes from hundreds…

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Regulus, Aragon, Cytori, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 5th, 2012 .
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[Corrected 10/09/12, 1:45 pm. See below.] We saw some significant financing transactions in San Diego’s life sciences community over the past week. Here’s our rundown of those deals, along with other…

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San Diego’s Regulus Lowers Share Price in Revised IPO Filing

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 4th, 2012 .
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Regulus Therapeutics must be playing to a tough crowd. The San Diego biopharmaceutical startup, which planned to offer 4.5 million shares priced between $10 and $12 a share, revised its IPO filing…

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BPA’s Real Threat May Be After It Has Metabolized

Posted by sandiegobiotech October 4th, 2012 .
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of plastic products ranging from bottles and food can linings to toys and water supply lines. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the enviro…

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