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Pedal the Cause San Diego gears up for its second annual ride

September 19, 2014 – 11:07 am | Edit Post

Team Sanford-Burnham is gearing up for the big Pedal the Cause San Diego ride this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20 & 21). Pedal the Cause San Diego, the only multiday cycling fundraiser to support cancer research in San Diego, provides critical funding to the community’s three NCI-designated cancer centers.

A Better Way to Track Emerging Cell Therapies Using MRIs

September 19, 2014 – 10:43 am | Edit Post

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer.

BIO Announces Breakout Program Speakers for Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology

September 19, 2014 – 10:30 am | Edit Post

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The breakout session program for BIO’s ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held in San Diego in December 2014, will focus on technology commercialization.

Forum Highlights Innovators Working in Global Public Interest

September 19, 2014 – 3:30 am | Edit Post
Forum Highlights Innovators Working in Global Public Interest

Turning a valuable technology invention into a successful product is a lot like solving what public transit experts call the “last mile problem.” No matter how good your network of buses and trains,…

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Forum Highlights Innovators Working in Global Public Interest

September 19, 2014 – 3:30 am | Edit Post
Forum Highlights Innovators Working in Global Public Interest

Turning a valuable technology invention into a successful product is a lot like solving what public transit experts call the “last mile problem.” No matter how good your network of buses and trains,…

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Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

September 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA–Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off “switch” in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age.

Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation’s Best

September 18, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Edit Post

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.

Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation’s Best

September 18, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Edit Post

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

September 18, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

We’ll kick off this week’s roundup with two more FDA approvals of drugs brought to market by Big Pharma companies but originated in biotech labs. Biotechs have come to represent a big…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

September 18, 2014 – 1:43 pm | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Halozyme, Nektar, Allozyne, Novo & More

We’ll kick off this week’s roundup with two more FDA approvals of drugs brought to market by Big Pharma companies but originated in biotech labs. Biotechs have come to represent a big…

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