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Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

September 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA–Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age.

Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation’s Best

September 18, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Edit Post

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.

Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation’s Best

September 18, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Edit Post

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

September 18, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Edit Post

We’ll kick off this week’s roundup with two more FDA approvals of drugs brought to market by Big Pharma companies but originated in biotech labs. Biotechs have come to represent a big…
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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

September 18, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

We’ll kick off this week’s roundup with two more FDA approvals of drugs brought to market by Big Pharma companies but originated in biotech labs. Biotechs have come to represent a big…

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Scientists Discover “Dimmer Switch” For Mood Disorders

September 18, 2014 – 11:00 am | Edit Post
Scientists Discover “Dimmer Switch” For Mood Disorders

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”

Scientists Discover “Dimmer Switch” For Mood Disorders

September 18, 2014 – 11:00 am | Edit Post
Scientists Discover “Dimmer Switch” For Mood Disorders

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”

Sanford-Burnham welcomes five new Trustees

September 18, 2014 – 8:50 am | Edit Post

Sanford-Burnham today announced the election of 5 new Trustees to our Board.

Sanford-Burnham welcomes five new Trustees

September 18, 2014 – 8:50 am | Edit Post

Sanford-Burnham today announced the election of 5 new Trustees to our Board.

UC creates $250 million venture fund

September 17, 2014 – 9:42 pm | Edit Post

UC system to finance spinoffs with the largest fund of its kind in the nation.