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Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 7th, 2014 .
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Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals’ central nervous system.

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 7th, 2014 .
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The IPO window is still open, sort of, but life sciences companies are not getting through unscathed. San Francisco-based Tobira Therapeutics and New York’s Microlin Bio postponed their offerings…

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West Coast Biotech Roundup: MappBio, Juno, Zosano, and More

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 7th, 2014 .
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The IPO window is still open, sort of, but life sciences companies are not getting through unscathed. San Francisco-based Tobira Therapeutics and New York’s Microlin Bio postponed their offerings…

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Ebola treatment raises ethical issues

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 6th, 2014 .
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The emergency treatment of two Ebola-infected American health workers with an experimental drug developed by a San Diego company is raising thorny ethical and practical questions about what to do for others stricken with the disease.

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Stephen F. Heinemann, pioneering Salk neuroscientist, dies at 75

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 6th, 2014 .
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Stephen F. Heinemann, whose pioneering research on neurotransmitter receptors in the brain helped lay the groundwork for understanding diseases of the brain, died August 6 of complications of kidney failure at Vibra Hospital in San Diego, California….

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Longtime vision leads to Ebola serum

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 6th, 2014 .
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Mapp focuses on public-health diseases given short shrift by larger companies.

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“Glee” star Matthew Morrison headlines Symphony at Salk, August 23

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 5th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA–Tickets are on sale now for the Salk Institute’s 19th Annual Symphony at Salk, one of the summer’s premiere events, taking place on Saturday, August 23. The annual musical affair features the highly regarded San Diego Symphony along with Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison.

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UCSD, The Scripps Research Institute and Illumina Get NIH Grants

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 5th, 2014 .
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The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and Illumina Inc. have been awarded a total of $8.7 million in grants by the National Institutes of Health for DNA sequencing research.

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San Diego Pharmaceutical Company Behind Ebola Medicine | NBC 7 San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 5th, 2014 .
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San Diego Pharmaceutical Company Behind Ebola Medicine | NBC 7 San Diego.

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San Diego biotech firm develops drug that could be game changer in fight against deadly Ebola virus | San Diego 6 | Local News

Posted by sandiegobiotech August 5th, 2014 .
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San Diego biotech firm develops drug that could be game changer in fight against deadly Ebola virus | San Diego 6 | Local News.

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