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Dynamic duo takes out the cellular trash

September 6, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

UPDATE: Additional research from the Salk Institute published September 29 in eLife further details how the two receptors are critically different, having implications for treatments for autoimmune disease.

LA JOLLA—In most of the tissues of the body, specialized immune cells are entrusted with the task of engulfing the billions of dead cells that are generated every day. When these garbage disposals don’t do their job, dead cells and their waste products rapidly pile up, destroying healthy tissue and leading to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Targeted Medicine Changes Clinical Trials

September 5, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Edit Post

Recent trends in biotech research point to faster, more efficient and less costly drug development for pharmaceutical companies.

Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink

September 5, 2014 – 11:16 am | Edit Post

To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “Pregnant? Don’t Drink” coasters to San Diego area bars and restaurants on Tuesday, September 9th as part of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.

Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink

September 5, 2014 – 11:16 am | Edit Post
Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink

To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “Pregnant? Don’t Drink” coasters to San Diego area bars and restaurants on Tuesday, September 9th as part of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.

The hungry heart

September 4, 2014 – 12:11 pm | Edit Post

Examining the fuels that benefit an injured heart.

The Hungry Heart

September 4, 2014 – 12:11 pm | Edit Post

Examining the fuels that benefit an injured heart.

FDA OKs insomnia, cancer drugs

September 4, 2014 – 10:28 am | Edit Post

Regulators also improve medications for Gaucher disease, skin infections.

FDA OKs insomnia, cancer drugs

September 4, 2014 – 10:28 am | Edit Post

Regulators also improve medications for Gaucher disease, skin infections.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Mapp Bio, Calico, Alder, VentiRx & More

September 4, 2014 – 10:05 am | Edit Post

The past seven days have seen breakthroughs and heartbreaks for West Coast biotech companies. Mapp Biopharmaceutical of San Diego got promising preclinical news about its Ebola drug, then almost…
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Meet our Postdocs: Juan Pablo Palavicini

September 4, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

This interview with Lake Nona postdoc Juan Pablo Palavicini, Ph.D., is the second installment in our “Meet the Postdocs” Beaker series.