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Post-IPO Biotechs Have News, But Big Pharma Drives the ASCO Boat

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 6th, 2014 .
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As often happens, industry news from the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, which ended Wednesday in Chicago, was dominated this year by Big Pharma. It’s not…

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Sanford-Burnham grad students explore “The Bigger Picture”

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 6th, 2014 .
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Guest post by Sanford-Burnham graduate student, Matthew Tierney. This past May 21st through the 23rd, students and faculty of the Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences met in Temecula, Calif., for their 5th annual program retreat. The meeting featured Drs. Sarah Hymowitz of Genentech and Paul Rejto of Pfizer as keynote speakers and included three

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: NanoString, Sequenom/Agena, CIRM, & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 6th, 2014 .
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In the life sciences, much of the attention was focused in the past week on the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago. We’ll have a separate roundup of that news, starring…

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San Diego biotech Pfenex files for IPO

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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Dow Chemical spinoff seeks to raise nearly $75 million.

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Venter Institute gets $25 million grant

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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The NIH grant goes to a new Genome Center for Infectious Diseases at the institute.

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Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could c…

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Every Second Counts: A Day in the Trauma Center

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the UC San Diego Health System Level-1 Trauma Center is quiet. The only sounds are beeps and tones from machines monitoring the health and status of a handful of patients, the subdued bustle of staff tending to their work and family members visiting their sick or injured loved ones in the adjacent Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

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QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Integrated, End-to-End Learning and Compliance Management Solution

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Integrated, End-to-End Learning and Compliance Management Solution

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UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Competition

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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Videos featuring Rihanna, One Direction and Bruno Mars are, not surprisingly, among YouTube’s most viewed channels. Videos on physics? While some videos on physics have gained a cult-like following and hundreds of thousands of views, the subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over still can’t compete with entertainers like Katy Perry in the YouTube world.

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Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could c…

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