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Cure for AIDS may be not that far off

September 7, 2014 – 11:29 am | Edit Post

Once mostly fatal, now manageable disease, could be conquered in the foreseeable future.

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.

Breast cancer inhibitor found

September 7, 2014 – 11:27 am | Edit Post

Breast cancer spreads less when an enzyme called Ubc13 is blocked, mouse study finds.

Breast cancer inhibitor found

September 7, 2014 – 11:27 am | Edit Post

Breast cancer spreads less when an enzyme called Ubc13 is blocked, mouse study finds.

John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

September 6, 2014 – 9:01 pm | Edit Post
John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

John Maraganore opened up an envelope in 1994 that changed his life. Inside were the results of the pivotal study of an anticoagulant drug Maraganore had created in the lab. It was the star prospect…

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John Maraganore: From “Prototypical Geek” To Canny Alnylam Chief

September 6, 2014 – 9:01 pm | Edit Post

John Maraganore opened up an envelope in 1994 that changed his life. Inside were the results of the pivotal study of an anticoagulant drug Maraganore had created in the lab. It was the star prospect…
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Dynamic duo takes out the cellular trash

September 6, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA—In most of the tissues of the body, specialized immune cells are entrusted with the task of engulfing the billions of dead cells that are generated every day. When these garbage disposals don’t do their job, dead cells and their waste products rapidly pile up, destroying healthy tissue and leading to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dynamic duo takes out the cellular trash

September 6, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

UPDATE: Additional research from the Salk Institute published September 29 in eLife further details how the two receptors are critically different, having implications for treatments for autoimmune disease.

LA JOLLA—In most of the tissues of the body, specialized immune cells are entrusted with the task of engulfing the billions of dead cells that are generated every day. When these garbage disposals don’t do their job, dead cells and their waste products rapidly pile up, destroying healthy tissue and leading to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Targeted Medicine Changes Clinical Trials

September 5, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Edit Post

Recent trends in biotech research point to faster, more efficient and less costly drug development for pharmaceutical companies.

Local Bars and Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not to Drink

September 5, 2014 – 11:16 am | Edit Post

To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “Pregnant? Don’t Drink” coasters to San Diego area bars and restaurants on Tuesday, September 9th as part of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.