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UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

September 8, 2014 – 9:10 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook, released today, ranks UC San Diego 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.

FDA OKs Astute Medical’s First Diagnostic for Acute Kidney Injury

September 8, 2014 – 5:11 pm | Edit Post
FDA OKs Astute Medical’s First Diagnostic for Acute Kidney Injury

San Diego-based Astute Medical, founded in 2007 to identify and validate protein biomarkers that can be used to improve the diagnosis of high-risk medical conditions, says the FDA has cleared its new…

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Potential diabetes cure up for more funding

September 8, 2014 – 1:18 pm | Edit Post

ViaCyte is likely to get nearly $17 million this week to advance its stem cell therapy.

Researchers discover a key to making new muscles

September 8, 2014 – 7:51 am | Edit Post

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have developed a novel technique to promote tissue repair in damaged muscles. The technique also creates a sustainable pool of muscle stem cells needed to support multiple rounds of muscle repair. The study, published September 7 in Nature Medicine, provides promise for a new therapeutic approach to treating

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Admera Health Launches, Introduces Molecular Diagnostics Pipeline at CAP ’14

September 8, 2014 – 3:00 am | Edit Post

Admera Health Launches, Introduces Molecular Diagnostics Pipeline at CAP ’14

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.

TSRI Panel Shares Critical Ebola Work with the Public

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

Researchers and aid groups have stepped up to contain the disease and prevent future outbreaks.

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.