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Scientists Provide New Grasp of Soft Touch

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 14th, 2014 .
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The findings from the Patapoutian lab could help scientists understand syndromes in which touch sensations trigger pain.

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Grant Funds Study of How Exposure to Pain Meds in the Womb Affects Developing Brain

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 14th, 2014 .
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While addiction at birth may lead to impulse control disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia and addiction, little is known about the underlying biology of that chain of events. TSRI Associate Professor Courtney Miller’s new research aims to change that.

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Researchers Uncover Startling New Functional Details of Common Anti-Diabetic Drugs

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 14th, 2014 .
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The findings from the Kojetin lab could lead to more potent anti-diabetic drugs with fewer serious side effects.

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Team Solves Decades-Old Mystery of How Cells Keep from Bursting

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 14th, 2014 .
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The findings from the Patapoutian lab may lead to new insights into immune deficiency, stroke and diabetes.

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BIO’s Launches New System to Promote Cos. Connecting at June Convention

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 13th, 2014 .
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization, shortened to BIO, has launched its one-on-one partnering system that will help companies initiate private meetings and gain business contacts at its annual convention, which will be held this June in San Diego.

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Partner at Domain seeks out innovators

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 13th, 2014 .
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Domain — which helped start Amgen, Applied Biosystems and Amylin, among others — is 21 percent invested in San Diego and is betting big on diagnostics companies. U-T San Diego recently talked with Kamdar, based in the San Diego office, about Domain’s investment strategy.

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Regenerating muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: age matters

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Muscle Regeneration by HDACis in mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at early stages of Disease

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Depression-causing protein identified

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 13th, 2014 .
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A protein called REDD1 causes depression symptoms in rat study with human implications.

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Depression-causing protein identified

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 13th, 2014 .
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A protein called REDD1 causes depression symptoms in rat study with human implications.

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Eye drug is Medicare’s big cost

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 12th, 2014 .
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Lucentis costs $2,000 per dose for AMD, Avastin $50. Their efficacy is near equal.

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