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Helping Teens Find a Path to STEM Careers

September 29, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The new Science Saturday program introduces high school students to biomedical research at TSRI.

Surprising Diversity of Antibody Family Provides Clues for HIV Vaccine Design

September 29, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

A team from the Burton and Wilson labs has described how a single family of antibodies has evolved remarkably diverse structures to attack a vulnerable site on HIV.

TSRI Scientists Awarded $7.9 Million to Develop Artificial Immune System

September 29, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The projects are being led by Tom Kodadek and Brian Paegel at Scripps Florida and Floyd Romesberg at Scripps California.

In 2-Minute Drill for Startups, a Winning Pitch for Clinical Trials

September 26, 2014 – 4:39 pm | Edit Post

In two minutes, Summer Rogers said it all. The founder and CEO of San Diego-based nPruv said she founded the Web-based health IT startup to help match chronically ill patients with clinical trials of…
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Thank you to our Sanford-Burnham Cheerleaders

September 26, 2014 – 3:52 pm | Edit Post

On Sunday, Sept. 21 over 40 volunteers came out to support Pedal the Cause San Diego at the Sanford-Burnham cheer tent located at the top of the Torrey Pines mesa.

Thank you to our Sanford-Burnham Cheerleaders

September 26, 2014 – 3:52 pm | Edit Post

On Sunday, Sept. 21 over 40 volunteers came out to support Pedal the Cause San Diego at the Sanford-Burnham cheer tent located at the top of the Torrey Pines mesa.

Avalon Partnership Adds 2 More Startups

September 26, 2014 – 2:35 pm | Edit Post

Avalon Ventures LLC announced the launch of two biotech companies formed through its collaboration with British drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc. The partnership will funnel $495 million into 10 new biotech companies by 2016.

Disease Without Borders

September 26, 2014 – 12:12 pm | Edit Post

In a paper published this week online in Global Society, researchers with University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Urban Studies and Planning Program, also at UC San Diego, present a bioregional guide that merges place-based (territorial) city planning and ecosystem management along the United States-Mexico border as way to improve human and environmental health.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Ebola, Immunotherapy, Avalon & More

September 26, 2014 – 3:30 am | Edit Post

[Updated with Novo Nordisk obesity news, 9/26/14, 12:38pm. See below.] Out west this week, there was Ebola-related pharmaceutical news large and small. Vancouver biotech Tekmira Pharmaceuticals…
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UCSD named to autoimmune disease project

September 25, 2014 – 8:03 pm | Edit Post

UC San Diego has been named to a $41.6 million autoimmune disease program.