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Our downtown events during AACR and BIO were very successful and we gained a lot of momentum, so in July we’re speeding back to the heart of San Diego biotech, Sorrento Valley and Green Flash …

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Sanford-Burnham grad students explore “The Bigger Picture”

June 6, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

Guest post by Sanford-Burnham graduate student, Matthew Tierney. This past May 21st through the 23rd, students and faculty of the Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences met in Temecula, Calif., for their 5th annual program retreat. The meeting featured Drs. Sarah Hymowitz of Genentech and Paul Rejto of Pfizer as keynote speakers and included three

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: NanoString, Sequenom/Agena, CIRM, & More

June 6, 2014 – 4:00 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: NanoString, Sequenom/Agena, CIRM, & More

In the life sciences, much of the attention was focused in the past week on the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago. We’ll have a separate roundup of that news, starring…

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San Diego biotech Pfenex files for IPO

June 5, 2014 – 5:30 pm | Edit Post

Dow Chemical spinoff seeks to raise nearly $75 million.

Venter Institute gets $25 million grant

June 5, 2014 – 4:13 pm | Edit Post

The NIH grant goes to a new Genome Center for Infectious Diseases at the institute.

UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Competition

June 5, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Competition

Videos featuring Rihanna, One Direction and Bruno Mars are, not surprisingly, among YouTube’s most viewed channels. Videos on physics? While some videos on physics have gained a cult-like following and hundreds of thousands of views, the subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over still can’t compete with entertainers like Katy Perry in the YouTube world.

Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

June 5, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could c…

Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

June 5, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could c…

Every Second Counts: A Day in the Trauma Center

June 5, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the UC San Diego Health System Level-1 Trauma Center is quiet. The only sounds are beeps and tones from machines monitoring the health and status of a handful of patients, the subdued bustle of staff tending to their work and family members visiting their sick or injured loved ones in the adjacent Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Integrated, End-to-End Learning and Compliance Management Solution

June 5, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Integrated, End-to-End Learning and Compliance Management Solution

RNA Therapeutics Are Here to Stay

June 5, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post
RNA Therapeutics Are Here to Stay

Over the past year, we’ve witnessed the biotech bull market expand, deflate and expand again—specifically in relation to RNA-based therapeutic companies. The innovators in the space have…

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