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The $1K Genome? So What? Illumina Is On a Quest for World Domination

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 3rd, 2014 .
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People can argue all day about whether Illumina has, at last, given us the $1,000 genome. The answer does matter, because the cheaper it gets to sequence a whole human genome, the easier it will be…

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H.M.’s Brain Yields New Evidence

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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During his lifetime, Henry G. Molaison (H.M.) was the best-known and possibly the most-studied patient of modern neuroscience.  Now, thanks to the postmortem study of his brain, based on histological sectioning and digital three-dimensional constr…

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UC San Diego Health System Top Ranked by Healthgrades

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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UC San Diego Health System is a recipient of Healthgrades’ “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.” Top performing hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care in specialty areas such as cardiac and neuro surgery and gastrointestinal, pulmonary and critical care.

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How DNA Damage Affects Golgi – The Cell’s Shipping Department

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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In studying the impact of DNA damage on the Golgi, a research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have discovered a novel pathway activated by DNA damage, with important consequences for the body’s cellular response to chemotherapy.

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Scientists Discover New Genetic Forms of Neurodegeneration

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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In a study published in the January 31, 2014 issue of Science, an international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report doubling the number of known causes for the neurodegenerative disorder known as …

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CIRM Awards $8.165 Million in Basic Biology Awards to UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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Eight stem cell scientists at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded a total of $8.165 million to fund research tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology.

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UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management Top Ranked in Research and Entrepreneurship

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has been ranked as one of the top 100 business schools in the world by the Financial Times of London. The school also ranked 17th in faculty research in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings 2014 and ranked 8th globally in entrepreneurship by alumni surveyed by the Financial Times. Among the more than 700 AACSB International accredited business schools worldwide, the Financial Times selected 153 for its full-time MBA ranking.

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Scripps Grad Students Bring Cutting-edge Science to Local K-12 Classrooms

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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Ask any young student what a scientist might look like, and answers typically involve descriptions of older, frizzy-haired, bearded men wearing lab coats. A unique educational partnership between Scripps Institution of Oce…

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UC San Diego a ‘Best Value’ College, According to Princeton Review

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego is one of the nation’s “best value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition.” The education services company has included UC San Diego in its “Best Value Colleges” publication for more than a decade.

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‘Barcoding’ Life

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 1st, 2014 .
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San Diego is one of the world’s “hotspots” for biodiversity, home to a diverse collection of creatures found nowhere else in the world. But like many ecological hotspots around the globe, most of the unique species in our region—particularly its insects, spiders and other small critters—have yet to be described and catalogued by scientists.

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