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Apricus Biosciences Announces Notice Of Allowance Of U.S. Patent Application For Rayva

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:APRI), a biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative medicines to meet the needs of patients, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent…

SD’s Cosmederm Bioscience Banks $50 Million

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Cosmederm Bioscience Announces $50M Investment by UK Investment GroupSAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cosmederm Bioscience has announced that UK-based Woodford Investment Management is investing $50 million into Cosmederm Bioscience.We are thrilled about this investment by Woodford Investment Management. It is a testament to our technology platform and…

CytRx Corporation Launches Discovery Laboratory To Develop Albumin-Binding Anti-Cancer Drug Platform

October 13, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that it has commenced operations at its new discovery laboratory, located in Freiburg, Germany. The new laboratory will conduct discovery…

Scientists Create Mimic of ‘Good’ Cholesterol to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

October 13, 2014 – 1:00 am | Edit Post

The molecule from the Ghadiri lab improved animal models’ cholesterol in just two weeks.

10 Tips for Scientists on Talking to the Media

October 13, 2014 – 1:00 am | Edit Post

Representatives from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently shared their insights into how to communicate research effectively during a media interview.

San Diego Researchers Receive $4.4 Million in New NIH ‘Big Data’ Initiative

October 13, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

“In fields such as genomics and proteomics, researchers require increasingly powerful tools to make sense of their findings,” says Andrew Su of TSRI and STSI who is a co-director of a new Center for Excellence for Big Data Computing.

Ebola researcher turns to crowdfunding

October 11, 2014 – 4:01 pm | Edit Post

Ebola samples reach Erica Ollmann Saphire’s lab faster than she can process them.

Isis: progress with spinal atrophy drug

October 10, 2014 – 4:46 pm | Edit Post

Infants with spinal muscular atrophy improved in a Phase 2 trial of an Isis Pharmaceuticals drug.

Scripps scientists named to ‘big data’ project

October 10, 2014 – 2:36 pm | Edit Post

Scripps Research joins national program to solve complex biological problems.

Big Data Sharing for Better Health

October 10, 2014 – 8:57 am | Edit Post

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets.