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Remembering James L. Vincent, Longtime Biogen Leader

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 31st, 2013 .
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Are they making innovators quite like James L. Vincent any more? This question, spurred by Vincent’s death on Dec. 5, has more edge these days as we worry how Americans are going to keep inventing,…

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Discovering a “THRIL” that correlates with severity of Kawasaki disease

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Tariq Rana, Ph.D., and his reasearch team discover a new molecule called “THRIL” that regulates TNF-alpha

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Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Progenitor Cells Before Tumors Become Visible

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have isolated and characterized the progenitor cells that eventually give rise to malignant hepatocellular carcinoma tumors – the most common form of liver cancer. The researchers found ways to identify and isolate the HCC progenitor cells long before actual tumors were apparent.

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Urine Biomarkers Reveal Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls.

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The Role of “Master Regulators” in Gene Mutations and Disease

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new way to parse and understand how special proteins called “master regulators” read the genome, and consequently turn genes on and off. 

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$6.4 Million Grant Funds Glaucoma Study in African-Americans

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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A study led by Robert N. Weinreb, chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has received a $6.4 million, 5-year grant from the National Eye Institute, part of the National Insti…

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UC San Diego Researcher Receives $6.25 Million Grant

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with a 5-year, $6.25 million Specialized Center of Research program grant to su…

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3,000th Lifesaving Heart & Lung Surgery at UC San Diego Health System

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed their 3,000th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a lifesaving surgery to clear the lung’s arteries of scar-like tissue that robs patients of their ability to breathe.

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CHERuB Connection to Accelerate Data-Driven Science at UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, and the university’s Administrative Computing and Telecommunications (ACT) organization have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to connect the campus to high-bandwidth national research networks to help advance a new range of data-driven research.

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World Ocean Systems Undermined by Climate Change by 2100

Posted by sandiegobiotech December 30th, 2013 .
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An ambitious new study that includes Lisa Levin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine hab…

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