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Campus Reaches Out this Holiday Season

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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On the second Thursday of each month, a group of UC San Diego volunteers meets in the evenings at the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank to help sort through donations and assemble food packages for San Diego community…

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Imagination Gets a Boost with $1 Million Gift

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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The University of California, San Diego is home to the first and only Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, honoring the vision of “2001: A Space Odyssey” author Arthur C. Clarke. Today, the campus is announcing a $1 million gift from San Diego-based satellite and digital communications innovator ViaSat Inc. that will continue Clarke’s greatest legacy: imagination. In recognition of this charitable donation, ViaSat has been named Founding Partner of the Clarke Center.

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UC San Diego Foundation Welcomes Seven New Trustees

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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Much more than financial advisors, UC San Diego Foundation trustees work as a team to connect the university with community partners and discover resources needed to launch innovative programs. Some of the campus’s most impactful initiatives—such as the Qualcomm Institute, the Preuss School UCSD, Moores Cancer Center, and more—were made possible through gifts to the Foundation. To ensure the continued success and growth of the campus, seven new trustees will join the 2013-14 Foundation board, including two UC San Diego alumni, a former chancellor and several regional business executives.

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UC San Diego Participates in National #GivingTuesday for Second Year

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday now have a philanthropic counterpart: #GivingTuesday. The national day of giving—currently in its second year—is slated for Dec. 3. UC San Diego is once again participating as an official partner of #GivingTuesday, which encourages charitable giving and celebrates the spirit of philanthropy.

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UC San Diego Recognizes World AIDS Day Dec. 2 with AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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The University of California, San Diego will recognize World AIDS Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 with a variety of free, public events, including a viewing of portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest ongoing art project in the world. This year’s events reflect UC San Diego’s “Getting to Zero” theme which conveys the global community effort needed to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero stigma against those living with HIV/AIDS and zero AIDS-related deaths.

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San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Orexigen, Avalon, GSK, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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Here’s my pre-holiday wrap-up of San Diego’s life sciences news. Have a happy Thanksgiving! —San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) said it plans to resubmit its new drug application…

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Genetic mutation increases risk of Parkinson’s disease from pesticides

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Healthy (left) and mutated (right) neurons exposed to pesticides. The green color indicates cell death, the red color indicates dopamine

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Is This the End of Premium Pricing in Drug and Device Innovation?

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 27th, 2013 .
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Healthcare costs in the United States today account for approximately 18 percent of our gross domestic product—far more than any other developed country. Americans’ average life expectancy and…

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EU Gives Conditional Approval for Acquisition of Life Technologies

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 26th, 2013 .
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The European Union gave conditional approval to the purchase of Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Gates Foundation Health Chief on Coaxing Pharma to Do Good (Part 2)

Posted by sandiegobiotech November 26th, 2013 .
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Yesterday, I ran the first installment of an interview with Trevor Mundel, the president of global health at the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He talked about his personal…

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