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Special edition of the CELSIUS quiz – the Ebola virus

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 18th, 2014 .
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Test your knowledge with this special Ebola virus edition of our Celsius quiz! The answers to last week’s questions: The Ebola virus is transmitted by body fluid - http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html The average human gene is 28kbp – http://bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu/bionumber.aspx?s=n&id=105336&ver=2 Kary B. Mullis won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the invention of the PCR technique –  http://siarchives.si.edu/research/videohistory_catalog9577.html There

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Scripps in global alliance to battle Ebola

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 17th, 2014 .
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Progress against Ebola is coming from a remarkable collaboration in La Jolla.

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Posted by sandiegobiotech August 15th, 2014 .
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This data comes from pipes.yahoo.com but the Pipe does not exist or has been deleted.

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San Diegan joins state stem cell agency

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 14th, 2014 .
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San Diegan David Higgins has joined the governing board of California’s stem cell agency.

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UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 14th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.”

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Onyx, Calico, Otonomy, Dendreon & More

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 14th, 2014 .
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[Corrected 8/14/14, 8:11pm. See below.] When Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) bought South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals last year for $10.4 billion, it expected great things from Onyx’s…

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Internship program participant aims high

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 14th, 2014 .
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Xavier University of Louisiana student Kirk McCall might seem like your average college student: energetic, full of potential, and harboring big dreams for the future. But Kirk is also working on sophisticated one-of-a-kind science experiments during his four-summer internship program at Sanford-Burnham and has accumulated lab experience years ahead of most of his peers. When we

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Genetic signal prevents immune cells from turning against the body

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 13th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA–When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when invaders are cleared. Without this cease-fire signal, the soldiers, known as killer T cells, continue their frenzied attack and turn on the body, causing inflammation and autoimmune disorders such as allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes.

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Otonomy Hears Wall Street Ovation as Some Life Sciences IPOs Dim

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 13th, 2014 .
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Auris Medical, the Swiss biotech focused on diseases and disorders of the ear, got the catchy ticker symbol (NASDAQ: EARS) when it went public last week. But San Diego biotech ear specialist  Otonomy…

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Shares Rise After Otonomy’s $100M IPO

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 13th, 2014 .
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Shares of Otonomy Inc. were rising Aug. 13 after the biotech drug developer’s initial public offering raised $100 million.

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