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Scientists Make Diseased Cells Synthesize Their Own Drug

September 8, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The innovative approach from the Disney lab applies “click chemistry” to developing a treatment for a form of muscular dystrophy—and potentially a host of other conditions.

Team Identifies Important Regulators of Immune Cell Response

September 8, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

Findings from the Pipkin lab could help accelerate laboratory research and the development of potential therapeutics, including vaccines.

Researchers Link Alcohol-Dependence Gene to Neurotransmitter

September 8, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

In addition to laboratory studies, the research from the Sanna and Roberto labs confirms the presence of the genetic variation in an alcohol-dependent patient population.

Cure for AIDS may be not that far off

September 7, 2014 – 11:29 am | Edit Post

Once mostly fatal, now manageable disease, could be conquered in the foreseeable future.

The fight against AIDS

September 7, 2014 – 11:29 am | Edit Post

AIDS, once mostly fatal, now manageable, could be conquered in the foreseeable future.

Breast cancer inhibitor found

September 7, 2014 – 11:27 am | Edit Post

Breast cancer spreads less when an enzyme called Ubc13 is blocked, mouse study finds.

Breast cancer inhibitor found

September 7, 2014 – 11:27 am | Edit Post

Breast cancer spreads less when an enzyme called Ubc13 is blocked, mouse study finds.

John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

September 6, 2014 – 9:01 pm | Edit Post

John Maraganore opened up an envelope in 1994 that changed his life. Inside were the results of the pivotal study of an anticoagulant drug Maraganore had created in the lab. It was the star prospect…
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John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

September 6, 2014 – 9:01 pm | Edit Post
John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

John Maraganore opened up an envelope in 1994 that changed his life. Inside were the results of the pivotal study of an anticoagulant drug Maraganore had created in the lab. It was the star prospect…

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Dynamic duo takes out the cellular trash

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

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.