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September 2, 2014 – 12:54 pm | Edit Post

The SDBN is very pleased to host a Town Hall event with 52nd District Congressman Scott Peters September 22nd where we’ll discuss issues important to local life scientists and professionals such as research funding and …

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Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate Calcium Channel Blocker for Parkinson’s

September 30, 2014 – 10:36 am | Edit Post

Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate Calcium Channel Blocker for Parkinson’s

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine, a calcium channel blocker often used to treat high blood pressure, as a potential new treatment for Parkinson disease. The goal of the study is to determine whether the drug can slow the progression of the disease by keeping the brain’s dopamine-producing cells healthier for a longer period of time.

A signature for early-stage heart failure could improve diagnosis and prevent disease progression

September 30, 2014 – 8:53 am | Edit Post

Metabolic signature identifies early heart failure in mice.

ZMapp Ebola Drug Production Set for Texas, Possibly North Carolina

September 30, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post
ZMapp Ebola Drug Production Set for Texas, Possibly North Carolina

A federal initiative to ensure that the United States can respond to biological threats at home will be put to the test in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A Texas site is preparing to…

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Salk scientists receive $3 million for BRAIN Initiative grant

September 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Edit Post

LA JOLLA—Joseph Ecker, a Salk professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and Margarita Behrens, Salk staff scientist, have been named recipients in the 2014 round of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through th…

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Newest San Diego Biotech Jobs

QC Lab Tech – Lab Support – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 2:14 pm | Edit Post

in process and final product samples Environmental monitoring Preparing Media Perform other duties as required Education: AS or Biotechnology Certificate
From On Assignment – 30 Sep 2014 21:14:08 GMT
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QA/QC Inspector I – Affymetrix – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 11:35 am | Edit Post

can learn and grow with the business. A rapidly growing, fast-paced biotech company, eBioscience provides innovative high quality reagents to researchers…
From Affymetrix – 30 Sep 2014 18:35:34 GMT
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Senior Wildlife Biologist, Insignia Environmental

September 30, 2014 – 11:22 am | Edit Post

Insignia Environmental was founded in 2004 to provide premier customer service to clients facing environmental challenges. Insignia Environmental employees have a foundation in engineering and science and real-world cons […

Manufacturing Technician-Blending (Carlsbad)

September 30, 2014 – 10:57 am | Edit Post

Job Posting: Manufacturing Technician (Blending)
Due to our continued growth, Anything Liquid Manufacturing, Inc. is hiring a Manufacturing Technician to blend our proprietary formulas. As our name implies, we manufacture anything liquid. Our innova […

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Aged brains rejuvenated by young blood

September 29, 2014 – 12:06 am | Edit Post

A couple of posts ago I talked about a freaky experiment where a young mouse is surgically attached to an old mouse to create Franken-mice. The two Franken-mice share blood and the young blood reverses heart disease in the old mouse. So scientists looked to see what it is in the young blood that can treat […]Aged brains rejuvenated by young blood

Impressions: 2nd annual Pedal the Cause

September 28, 2014 – 8:53 pm | Edit Post

29 September 2014 One week ago concluded the second annual Pedal the Cause. In lieu of a lengthy piece, I would like to present ideas / impressions that constitute small pictures of a larger portrait. And photos. Temporary Pain Let’s face it, riding 170 miles through mountainous territory is pretty hard regardless of the pace. […]

Too much information part 2

September 26, 2014 – 2:00 pm | Edit Post

Yesterday’s Neat Science Thursday post was about the growing amount complex biomedical research and omics data that needs to be organized, integrated, and analyzed in order to be effectively applied. Similar issues apply to the growing volume of growing volume … Continue reading Too much information part 2

Why we LOL

September 25, 2014 – 11:29 am | Edit Post

Humor is a difficult concept to articulate. We might not always know why things are funny, but we do tend to know what kinds of things are funny. It comes in many forms, and general consensus is that things like videos of treadmill mishaps, cynical comics and corny puns are funny. Luckily, there’s a pretty large […]Why we LOL