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Epic Sciences Raises $30M to Advance Cancer Diagnostics

July 30, 2014 – 8:10 am | Edit Post
Epic Sciences Raises $30M to Advance Cancer Diagnostics

It’s been about six years since San Diego’s Epic Sciences was founded to commercialize technology that Peter Kuhn and others developed at The Scripps Research Institute for detecting and analyzing…

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Epic Sciences raises $30 million

July 30, 2014 – 6:36 am | Edit Post

Cancer test developer also hires biotech veteran Greg Lucier as chairman.

UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

July 29, 2014 – 4:05 pm | Edit Post

In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

July 29, 2014 – 4:05 pm | Edit Post

In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

July 29, 2014 – 4:05 pm | Edit Post

In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Project Helps Firefighters Get a Jump on Wildfires

July 29, 2014 – 4:05 pm | Edit Post

In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Fo…

CareFusion Subsidiary Receives Warning From FDA

July 29, 2014 – 4:02 pm | Edit Post

The Food and Drug Administration has warned CareFusion 2200 Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based CareFusion Corp., that it failed to satisfactorily investigate and respond to 32 complaints of particulate matter and debris found in certain medical devices

Venter steals top scholar from Google

July 29, 2014 – 2:55 pm | Edit Post

Google Translate’s Franz Och will help decipher massive genetics project.

Positive Trend: UC San Diego 2014 Research Funding Tops $1 Billion

July 29, 2014 – 12:43 pm | Edit Post
Positive Trend: UC San Diego 2014 Research Funding Tops $1 Billion

Research funding for 2014 at the University of California, San Diego has surpassed $1 billion — the third time in the last five years the campus has achieved that milestone, the Office of Research Affairs has announced.

To Solve Alzheimer’s Mystery, Better Biological Clues Sorely Needed

July 29, 2014 – 5:45 am | Edit Post
To Solve Alzheimer’s Mystery, Better Biological Clues Sorely Needed

The other day, I found a video on the website of the Alzheimer’s Association, a nonprofit foundation. It was part of an HBO documentary series produced a few years ago by Maria Shriver to…

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