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Isis Shares Climb on Early Data for Rare Spine Disorder Drug

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 21st, 2014 .
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Isis Pharmaceuticals could earn a big check if a drug it’s developing for a rare spinal disorder is up to snuff with Biogen Idec. Though that decision hasn’t been made by the Cambridge, MA-based…

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UC San Diego Hosts Military Pathways to College Success Conference

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego will host Military Pathways to College Success—a one-stop higher education conference for military service members and their families—from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 at the campus’s Price Center East Ballroom. The conference is designed to showcase the many transfer options available to service members, veterans and their dependents who are attending, or planning to attend a four-year university by way of a California community college.

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In Memoriam: Arthur M. Wolfe 1939-2014

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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Arthur M. Wolfe, an American astrophysicist who for a decade directed the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and achieved widespread recognition for his discoveries about …

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Satellite Data Reveal Rapid Darkening of the Arctic

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously estimated, according to researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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To Bangladesh and Back

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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Robert Hooper knows the powerful role media can play in bringing about social justice. The UC San Diego alumnus who teaches courses on international conflict and the media at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) has worked intensively in nations facing ethnic, religious and sectarian conflict. He has led workshops on media and conflict resolution that enable journalists to report on ethnic and sectarian conflict in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He has put himself in harm’s way through his career, and he credits his ability to do so to the foundation he built at UC San Diego.

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Scientists Call for New Stewardship of the Deep Ocean: Earth’s Last Frontier

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The deep ocean, the largest domain for life on earth, is also its least explored environment. Humans are now encroaching more vigorously than ever into the ocean’s deep regions, exploiting the deep’s resources and placing its wealth of vibrant habitats and natural services for the planet at risk.

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Help Us Make a Memorable First Impression at Triton Day 2014

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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For many admitted students, Triton Day is the first opportunity to experience UC San Diego—our sprawling grounds and ocean views, dynamic campus community and expansive research and collaborative opportunities—all factors students will weigh when deciding upon which university to attend in the fall. We call upon all students, staff, faculty and alumni to join us in welcoming newly admitted freshmen by being an ambassador, tabling, performing and more.

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Scientists Call for New Stewardship of the Deep Ocean: Earth’s Last Frontier

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The deep ocean, the largest domain for life on earth, is also its least explored environment. Humans are now encroaching more vigorously than ever into the ocean’s deep regions, exploiting the deep’s resources and placing its wealth of vibrant habitats and natural services for the planet at risk.

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Satellite Data Reveal Rapid Darkening of the Arctic

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously estimated, according to researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Are Universities Creating Too Many Biotech Startups?

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 20th, 2014 .
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Bruce Booth, the biotech venture capitalist known for his social media savvy, sent a Tweet last month that caught my eye. He tweeted in reference to the number of academic spinoffs reported in the…

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