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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Gates, Orexigen, Medivation & More

September 12, 2014 – 4:30 am | Edit Post
West Coast Biotech Roundup: Gates, Orexigen, Medivation & More

The West Coast news of the past seven days was dominated by approvals. The FDA was responsible for two of them. In San Diego, Orexigen Therapeutics traveled a long, long road with its weight-loss…

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How to Attract Smart People, Smart Ideas, and Smart Money

September 12, 2014 – 3:00 am | Edit Post
How to Attract Smart People, Smart Ideas, and Smart Money

North Carolina entrepreneurs are attracting attention all over the nation—and all over the world—across the tech, life science, and advanced materials sectors. The proof is in the…

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How to Attract Smart People, Smart Ideas, and Smart Money

September 12, 2014 – 3:00 am | Edit Post
How to Attract Smart People, Smart Ideas, and Smart Money

North Carolina entrepreneurs are attracting attention all over the nation—and all over the world—across the tech, life science, and advanced materials sectors. The proof is in the…

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Hope and frank talk on autism from Temple Grandin

September 11, 2014 – 9:03 pm | Edit Post

Autism expert enraptured more than 600 people at the University of San Diego.

Hope and frank talk on autism from Temple Grandin

September 11, 2014 – 9:03 pm | Edit Post

A modern cultural hero, Grandin became famous for understanding the minds of animals.

Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

September 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher…

Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

September 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher…

After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

September 10, 2014 – 6:52 pm | Edit Post
After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

The FDA today approved a new weight-loss drug for people who are obese or overweight with at least one weight-related health condition, easing a burden that San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:…

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After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

September 10, 2014 – 6:52 pm | Edit Post
After Prolonged Review, FDA Approves Orexigen’s Weight-Loss Drug

The FDA today approved a new weight-loss drug for people who are obese and unhealthy, easing a burden that San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) has been carrying for a long time. Orexigen…

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FDA OKs Orexigen’s weight loss pill

September 10, 2014 – 6:45 pm | Edit Post

Orexigen drug spent years in clinical testing to resolve health concerns.