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Team Finds Potential New Use for Cancer Drug in Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders

June 30, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The findings from the Torbett lab could lead to more effective and affordable long-term treatments for blood cell disorders such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia.

Letter from Dick Gephardt, Chair of the TSRI Board of Trustees

June 30, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

An advisory committee will comprehensively evaluate the best path forward for the institute.

Scientists Pinpoint How Genetic Mutation Causes Early Brain Damage

June 30, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

The work from the Rumaugh lab suggests new possibilities for therapeutic intervention to avert lifelong learning and behavioral disabilities caused by an infant genetic disorder.

In Memoriam: Carlos F. Barbas III (1964 – 2014)

June 30, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

Barbas conducted seminal research at the interface of synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology and medicine.

Scientific Art on the Fly: Behind the Scenes of the New Airport Exhibit

June 30, 2014 – 12:00 am | Edit Post

Lab Assistant Adam Gardner and Senior Research Associate Ludovic, whose work is among several pieces from TSRI featured at current exhibit at the San Diego Airport, share their thoughts on their entries, the exhibit and the role of visual art in the sc…

Flame retardants from sea bacteria

June 29, 2014 – 10:00 am | Edit Post

USCD scientists find that ocean bacteria make flame retardant-like chemicals.

Hillary’s biotech talk: The Videos

June 28, 2014 – 1:13 pm | Edit Post

The former secretary of state’s biotech remarks, in two video clips.

Langer, Led Zeppelin, and Hookups: Three Days Behind the BIO Scenes

June 27, 2014 – 4:46 pm | Edit Post
Langer, Led Zeppelin, and Hookups: Three Days Behind the BIO Scenes

Don’t let the blind men groping the elephant fool you. No one can get their arms around the massive, 15,000-attendee BIO conference, the industry’s annual flagship convention, and tell you what the…

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Scripps Research to look at other financial options

June 27, 2014 – 4:20 pm | Edit Post

Board chairman for biomedical institute said committee will begin meeting next week.

Making Computational Science Super Cool!

June 27, 2014 – 3:22 pm | Edit Post
Making Computational Science Super Cool!

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, this week started its fifth annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) summer program, where students join multi…