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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

Research Manufacturing Associate – 4002 – R&D Partners – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 8:36 pm | Edit Post

BS Biology, Chemistry or related with experience in GLP / FDA Regulated biotech Unpacking, inspecting and accessioning saliva samples Extract DNA from saliva…
From R&D Partners – 01 Oct 2014 03:36:48 GMT
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Oracle Generalist / Data Conversion Lead – 8889 – California Creative Solutions Inc. – San Diego, CA

September 30, 2014 – 8:15 pm | Edit Post

experience in the following areas: • Experience in the medical devices, biotech, healthcare or Pharma industries • Experience with validated systems • Business…
From California Creative Solutions Inc. – 01 Oct 2014 03:15:50 GMT
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Analytical Chemist (san diego)

September 30, 2014 – 5:59 pm | Edit Post

Seeking Chemists to interview in San Diego as soon as this week.
Analytical Chemists: Seeking hands on experience with HPLC, UV-Vis, MS, LCMS and column chromatography. Prefer candidates with previous GMP skills. Specifically: RP-HPLC, SE-HPLC, SCX- […

Scientist II (La Jolla)

September 30, 2014 – 5:43 pm | Edit Post

Our medical technology company is in need of a Scientist!!
Full time: M-F 8-5
Pay Rate: $27/hr. +DOE
Long term temp
Job Responsibilities:
- Responsible for Protein purification
- execute experiments
- Will utilize: Cell Culture, Molecular Gene […

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“If you think research is expensive, try disease!”

September 30, 2014 – 10:16 pm | Edit Post

“If you think research is expensive, try disease!”

Mary Lasker


The Double Life of FAS – #GeneOTW

September 29, 2014 – 9:16 am | Edit Post

1989 was an important year.  In May of 1989, Yonehara et al. published a report that treatment with an anti-FAS […]

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. […]