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Salk professor named grantee in new pancreatic cancer research program

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 26th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Ronald M. Evans, director of the Gene Expression Laboratory at Salk and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is one of three scientists chosen to receive $5 million in research funding as part of The Lustgarten Foundation’s new “Distinguished Scholars” program, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research to focus their efforts on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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Scripps finds flaw in cancer drug patent

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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Biotech Sorrento Therapeutics licenses correctly identified compound from Scripps.

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Possible Source of Kawasaki Disease Found

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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An international team of scientists, including researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, report that the likely cause of Kawasaki disease in Japan is a windborne agent originating…

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Faculty Mentors Inspire Howard University Students to Pursue Doctorates at UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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Last summer, Howard University students Daril Brown and Nailah Seale came to UC San Diego to participate in hands-on bioengineering research alongside faculty and graduate students. This fall, they return to campus…

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Nobel Laureate Mario Molina Awarded UCSD Medal

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla presented Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mario Molina with the UCSD Medal, the highest honor the university bestows and one that has only been presented 10 times, m…

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Genes discovered linking circadian clock with eating schedule

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 21st, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—For most people, the urge to eat a meal or snack comes at a few, predictable times during the waking part of the day. But for those with a rare syndrome, hunger comes at unwanted hours, interrupts sleep and causes overeating.

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A new partnership to study cardiovascular-metabolic diseases

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 21st, 2014 .
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A new three-year collaboration between Sanford-Burnham and Daiichi Sankyo aims to speed new treatments to patients by developing first-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases.

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Gerald Edelman, Nobel laureate who studied the mind, dies

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 20th, 2014 .
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The San Diegan, whose discoveries about antibodies made him a Nobel Laureate, was 84.

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Salk’s Glenn Center for Aging Research receives an additional $3 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 20th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has received a $3 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to allow the Institute to continue conducting research to understand the biology of normal human aging and age-related diseases.

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