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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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Vital Therapies Reports Net Loss of $10.7M for Q1

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Vital Therapies Inc. reported a net loss of $10.7 million in its very first quarterly earnings report — the biotech, which is developing treatments for liver failure, began trading on the public markets April 17 with a $61.1 million IPO.

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Rubber producer Yulex opens biotech center

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Yulex plans to use molecular breeding to increase yield of desert shrub guayule.

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Volcano Diversifies its Product Line with $115M Buyout of AtheroMed

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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San Diego-based Volcano (NASDAQ: VOLC), a medical device maker focused mostly on diagnosing and treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease, is acquiring privately held AtheroMed of Menlo Park,…

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STAP cells paper author agrees to retract paper

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Haruko Obokata says she will retract one of two papers, according to the Japan Times.

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STAP cells paper author agrees to retract paper

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Haruko Obokata says she will retract one of two papers, according to the Japan Times.

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Prostate Cancer Screening: Seduction Of The Innocent

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 28th, 2014 .
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Many rare book collectors keep an eye out for an original copy of Seduction of the Innocent, a cause célèbre when it was published back in the 1950s by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham. The tome…

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Navigating JOBS, Wrangling Investors: A Biotech CFO Roundtable

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 27th, 2014 .
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In biotech, the visionary scientists and serial entrepreneurs often—arguably too often—get described as “rock stars.” The financial guys… well, not so much. But in a business where cash…

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Salk professor named grantee in new pancreatic cancer research program

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 26th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Ronald M. Evans, director of the Gene Expression Laboratory at Salk and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is one of three scientists chosen to receive $5 million in research funding as part of The Lustgarten Foundation’s new “Distinguished Scholars” program, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research to focus their efforts on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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Scripps finds flaw in cancer drug patent

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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Biotech Sorrento Therapeutics licenses correctly identified compound from Scripps.

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