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One injection stops diabetes in its tracks

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery by Salk scientists, published today in the journal Nature, could lead to a new generation of safer, more effective diabetes drugs.

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One injection stops diabetes in its tracks

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery by Salk scientists, published today in the journal Nature, could lead to a new generation of safer, more effective diabetes drugs.

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Genes promote hardening of arteries in type 2 diabetes

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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Certain genes make type 2 diabetics more prone to hardening of the arteries.

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Who Needs Biotech VCs, Anyway?

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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Welcome to In Translation, and thanks for reading. As a companion to Xconomy’s regular life sciences coverage, this new column provides me with a chance to dive a little more deeply into…

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Who Needs Biotech VCs, Anyway?

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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Welcome to In Translation, and thanks for reading. As a companion to Xconomy’s regular life sciences coverage, this new column provides me with a chance to dive a little more deeply into…

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UC San Diego Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System first in the San Diego metropolitan area and fifth in California, with national rankings in 11 specialties, up from 10 last year. This is comparable to the country’s most prestigious health care institutions.

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Illumina expanding, with San Diego’s help

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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Genome sequencing giant Illumina, San Diego’s biggest biotech, is getting bigger.

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Hera Therapeutics Raises $1.1M in Equity Financing

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Hera Therapeutics Inc., a biotech startup operating in the Janssen Labs incubator, has raised $1.1 million in equity financing from 14 investors, according to a July 9 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Illumina hires biotech veteran Tina Nova

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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Former Genoptix CEO, Hybritech scientist, named to oncology business.

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Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 14th, 2014 .
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If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each oth…

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