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Studies identify new diabetes therapies

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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Treatment of Type 2 diabetes — one of the country’s biggest health challenges — could be improved dramatically as a result of two related discoveries made by San Diego scientists.

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New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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LA JOLLA—Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world’s deadliest cancers.

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Illumina Acquires Myraqa

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in in vitro diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics, Illumina announced.

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UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 20th best university in the world by the Center for the World University Rankings (CWUR) which measures universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.

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Rocket Fund supporters host “Mugstock”

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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Friends of the Institute came together on May 31 for a special fundraiser benefiting The Rocket Fund, a unique trust established at Sanford-Burnham dedicated to finding treatments for rare and neglected childhood diseases, such as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). CDG is actually a group of 50 or more rare diseases caused by inherited defects

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Familiar protein restores insulin sensitivity

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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A new way to restore insulin sensitivity has been demonstrated in diabetic model mice.

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How Seragon CEO Rich Heyman Made Lightning Strike Twice

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 16th, 2014 .
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The Fourth of July was no picnic for the legal team at San Diego’s Seragon Pharmaceuticals. While other San Diegans were relaxing during the long holiday weekend, they were working through mountains…

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Agreement With City Would Keep Key Illumina Operations in San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech July 15th, 2014 .
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The city of San Diego plans to provide Illumina Inc. with tax rebates that should ensure the company keeps 300 middle-class manufacturing jobs in town, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced.

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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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