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In honor of the Monday morning blues, here is a sleepy Celsius quiz

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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BioKier Takes a Shot at a New Kind of Diabetes Drug

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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Diabetics know all too well that needle sticks are a routine part of managing their disease. Insulin injections have been part of the diabetes standard of care for decades. And in recent years, a new…

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Chemists Uncover Powerful New Click Chemistry Reactivity

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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The research from the Sharpless lab opens the doorway to powerful new tools for making drugs, plastics and unprecedented smart materials.

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Scientists Demonstrate Long-Sought Drug Candidate Can Halt Tumor Growth

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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Researchers from the Janda and Vogt labs have uncovered a “credit card-like” molecule that can disrupt a central step in the progression of such cancers as Burkitt’s lymphoma.

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A Gene Linked to Disease Found to Play a Critical Role in Normal Memory Development

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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The new findings from the Puthanveettil lab could have implications for the development of future treatments for Huntington’s disease.

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Team Successfully Targets Common Mutation in Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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Scientists led by Professor Matthew Disney of TSRI and Professor of Neuroscience Leonard Petrucelli of the Mayo Clinic have for the first time successfully designed a therapeutic strategy targeting a specific genetic mutation causing these diseases.

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Scripps Research Institute Announces Interim Leadership

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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James Paulson, chair of TSRI’s Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, has been appointed acting president and CEO.

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Team Awarded $4.4 Million to Investigate 10-Minute DNA Sequencing Technology

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 25th, 2014 .
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The Ghadiri lab is working on technology that holds promise to improve patient care, such as cancer treatment.

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Salk neuroscientist Charles Stevens receives NSF grant under BRAIN Initiative

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 24th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA–Charles Stevens, a professor in the Salk Institute’s Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, will receive one of 36 Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation to further research on how complex behaviors emerge from the activity of the brain.

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Illumina Inc. Partners With Pharma Companies for Oncology Test System

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 24th, 2014 .
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Illumina Inc. announced it has formed collaborative partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech Inc. and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing oncology test system.

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