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July 7, 2014 – 2:53 pm | Edit Post

Our downtown events during AACR and BIO were very successful and we gained a lot of momentum, so in July we’re speeding back to the heart of San Diego biotech, Sorrento Valley and Green Flash …

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Diabetes stem cell therapy readied

July 17, 2014 – 2:31 pm | Edit Post

San Diego biotech ViaCyte grows insulin-producing cells from human embryonic stem cells.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Genentech, CareDx, and More

July 17, 2014 – 11:28 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Genentech, CareDx, and More

The week started amid anticipation of a new round of public debuts, with six of the 11 companies queued up coming from the life sciences, according to Renaissance Capital. Then on Tuesday, the…

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A new link between obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance

July 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Obesity-linked inflammation can lead to type 2 diabetes

Gene found that slows spread of cancer

July 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Salk Institute scientists have discovered a new tumor suppressor gene.

A nuclear receptor that binds more than 5,000 sites in the genome—and promotes angiogenesis.

July 17, 2014 – 8:37 am | Edit Post

The nuclear receptor called RXR controls angiogenesis.

Studies identify new diabetes therapies

July 16, 2014 – 6:09 pm | Edit Post

Treatment of Type 2 diabetes — one of the country’s biggest health challenges — could be improved dramatically as a result of two related discoveries made by San Diego scientists.

New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer

July 16, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA—Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world’s deadliest cancers.

Illumina Acquires Myraqa

July 16, 2014 – 4:04 pm | Edit Post

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics, Illumina announced.

UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

July 16, 2014 – 3:51 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 20th best university in the world by the Center for the World University Rankings (CWUR) which measures universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.

Rocket Fund supporters host “Mugstock”

July 16, 2014 – 3:44 pm | Edit Post

Friends of the Institute came together on May 31 for a special fundraiser benefiting The Rocket Fund, a unique trust established at Sanford-Burnham dedicated to finding treatments for rare and neglected childhood diseases, such as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). CDG is actually a group of 50 or more rare diseases caused by inherited defects

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