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Introducing CELSIUS, our new weekly science trivia quiz

July 21, 2014 – 5:56 am | Edit Post

July 21 quiz

Big Wave of Q2 VC Funding Washes Ashore in San Diego with $222M

July 20, 2014 – 9:40 pm | Edit Post
Big Wave of Q2 VC Funding Washes Ashore in San Diego with $222M

So how did San Diego fare as the biggest wave of venture capital funding in 13 years swept across the United States, sloshing capital into startups from Silicon Valley to New York, and from Seattle…

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Heyman integrated science, business

July 20, 2014 – 3:11 pm | Edit Post

Biotech investors are often more interested in the quality of a company’s management team than the science.

Dr. Randal Kaufman, one of the world’s most influential scientific minds

July 18, 2014 – 10:15 am | Edit Post

Dr. Randal Kaufman named as one of the most influential scientists by Thomson Reuters

Pfenex chops IPO price

July 18, 2014 – 8:29 am | Edit Post

The biotech company will now offer 8.1 million shares at $8.

Discovery may help lung cancer therapy

July 17, 2014 – 7:46 pm | Edit Post

An important clue to fighting metastasis has been discovered by Salk researchers.

Diabetes stem cell therapy readied

July 17, 2014 – 2:31 pm | Edit Post

San Diego biotech ViaCyte grows insulin-producing cells from human embryonic stem cells.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Genentech, CareDx, and More

July 17, 2014 – 11:28 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Genentech, CareDx, and More

The week started amid anticipation of a new round of public debuts, with six of the 11 companies queued up coming from the life sciences, according to Renaissance Capital. Then on Tuesday, the…

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A new link between obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance

July 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Obesity-linked inflammation can lead to type 2 diabetes

Gene found that slows spread of cancer

July 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post

Salk Institute scientists have discovered a new tumor suppressor gene.