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San Diego biotech Pfenex files for IPO

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Dow Chemical spinoff seeks to raise nearly $75 million.

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Venter Institute gets $25 million grant

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The NIH grant goes to a new Genome Center for Infectious Diseases at the institute.

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

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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

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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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Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

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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

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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

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

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RNA Therapeutics Are Here to Stay

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Over the past year, we’ve witnessed the biotech bull market expand, deflate and expand again—specifically in relation to RNA-based therapeutic companies. The innovators in the space have…

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When cancer really hits home

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 4th, 2014 .
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Bioethicist Rebecca Dresser thought she knew about cancer. As a cancer patient, she learned much more.

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Illumina to Offer $900M in Convertible Senior Notes

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 4th, 2014 .
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Illumina Inc. intends to offer about $900 million in convertible senior notes, and plans to use the balance of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

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