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Spinal cord, HIV stem cell treatments funded

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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California’s stem cell agency has awarded $14.3 million to resume clinical trials.

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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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Chancellor Expands Education Opportunities Available to Students in Imperial Valley

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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Kathia Cortez, of Imperial Valley, and her twin brother Martin, will both be attending UC San Diego this fall as the first in their family to attend a four-year university, a dream realized because of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program.

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A Snapshot of Success

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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When she first applied for computer science internships, Brina Lee, who had a bachelor’s in communications from UC San Diego and a background in marketing, felt like she’d hit a wall of rejection. Now fast-forward just two years, and with a master’s in computer science from UC San Diego under her belt, she is the first female engineer to have been hired at Instagram, the company behind the popular image-sharing app.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Volcano, Twist, Calibr, ARMO, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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For scheduling purposes, we’re moving the West Coast biotech roundup to Thursday. That move, plus the long Memorial Day weekend, means a short week and a fairly short roundup. It’s like hanging…

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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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Vital Therapies Reports Net Loss of $10.7M for Q1

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Vital Therapies Inc. reported a net loss of $10.7 million in its very first quarterly earnings report — the biotech, which is developing treatments for liver failure, began trading on the public markets April 17 with a $61.1 million IPO.

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Rubber producer Yulex opens biotech center

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Yulex plans to use molecular breeding to increase yield of desert shrub guayule.

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Volcano Diversifies its Product Line with $115M Buyout of AtheroMed

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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San Diego-based Volcano (NASDAQ: VOLC), a medical device maker focused mostly on diagnosing and treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease, is acquiring privately held AtheroMed of Menlo Park,…

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STAP cells paper author agrees to retract paper

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Haruko Obokata says she will retract one of two papers, according to the Japan Times.

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