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Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

September 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher…

After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

September 10, 2014 – 6:52 pm | Edit Post
After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

The FDA today approved a new weight-loss drug for people who are obese or overweight with at least one weight-related health condition, easing a burden that San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:…

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After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

September 10, 2014 – 6:52 pm | Edit Post
After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

The FDA today approved a new weight-loss drug for people who are obese and unhealthy, easing a burden that San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) has been carrying for a long time. Orexigen…

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FDA OKs Orexigen’s weight loss pill

September 10, 2014 – 6:45 pm | Edit Post

Orexigen drug spent years in clinical testing to resolve health concerns.

FDA OKs Orexigen’s weight loss pill

September 10, 2014 – 6:45 pm | Edit Post

Orexigen drug spent years in clinical testing to resolve health concerns.

Ferrara Receives Champalimaud Award for Role in Eye Disease Therapy

September 10, 2014 – 11:06 am | Edit Post

Napoleone Ferrara, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today as one of seven recipients of the António Champalimaud Vision Award in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ferrara Receives Champalimaud Award for Role in Eye Disease Therapy

September 10, 2014 – 11:06 am | Edit Post

Napoleone Ferrara, MD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today as one of seven recipients of the António Champalimaud Vision Award in Lisbon, Portugal.

San Diego Company Develops Test To Indicate Risk Of Acute Kidney Injury | KPBS

September 10, 2014 – 9:16 am | Edit Post

San Diego Company Develops Test To Indicate Risk Of Acute Kidney Injury | KPBS.

Autism Early Detection Program Expands

September 10, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. A new 5-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks expand a program developed by researchers at Univer…

Autism Early Detection Program Expands

September 10, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States. A new 5-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks expand a program developed by researchers at Univer…