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Team Catches Misguided DNA-Repair Proteins in the Act

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 2nd, 2014 .
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A team from the Lazzerini Denchi lab shows a path to DNA damage that provides fertile ground for cancer.

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Scientists Wins $2 Million Grant to Study Impact of Early Nutrition on Lifespan

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 2nd, 2014 .
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Imbalanced nutrition during early childhood greatly influences future human health and development.

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Conrad T. Prebys gives $25 million to Salk Institute to support scientific research

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 1st, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received a $25 million gift from San Diego philanthropist and former Salk trustee Conrad T. Prebys to support cutting-edge biological research on a wide range of diseases.

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Memories erased, restored in UCSD study

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 1st, 2014 .
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Reversible memory produced in rats gives clues to treating memory loss from dementias.

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Prebys gives $25M to Salk endowment drive

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 1st, 2014 .
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Donation is largest to date for Salk’s $300 million endowment campaign.

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International Biotech Convention Will Highlight Region’s Progress

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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A forthcoming downtown convention will provide a platform for area companies to tout San Diego as one of the country’s most innovative hubs for biotechnology.

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Venture Capital Lured By San Diego Biotechs

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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Venture capital investment in San Diego’s life sciences arena is on the upswing, boosted by the lingering positive effects of a bullish biotech market, according to area VCs and a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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What Price Technology? At NYT Health Confab, It’s a Loaded Question

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 30th, 2014 .
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The role of data and technological innovation in health care was front and center at a conference of top health experts from academia, industry and government, convened by the New York Times at the…

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Spinal cord, HIV stem cell treatments funded

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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California’s stem cell agency has awarded $14.3 million to resume clinical trials.

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Pedal the Cause funds local ground-breaking cancer research with inaugural grant awards

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Pedal the Cause, the region’s only multiday cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to support cancer research in San Diego, today announced five research projects funded by the inaugural 2013 event. The Pedal the Cause grants offer enough support for initial experiments, which will ideally lead to grants from federal sources and to large-scale studies.

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