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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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The company now has about 100 employees at its San Diego headquarters, and in offices in Austin, TX, and Redwood City, CA.

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).

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Immunotherapy Clinical Tests Spur Hope, and Plenty of Headaches

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But immunotherapy is also creating new challenges and exacerbating old ones for doctors, patients, and researchers.

Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business. and other nations.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent

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San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

At Big Hemophilia Meeting, More Data, and Promise, For Gene Therapy

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Still, it’s important to keep these data in perspective. Immune reactions to gene therapy can also stifle its effects.

Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

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Cure SMA backed early research that helped scientists understand the underlying cause of SMA. Jessica sighs. Neither has ever walked.

Biogen Buys Ionis Spine Disease Drug For $75M, Eyes FDA Filing

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Cure SMA helped fund the drug program in 2003 when it started out as research at the University of Massachusetts, before it was licensed to Ionis.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Wrong.

Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

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Our San Diego editor Bruce Bigelow penned a personal goodbye to entrepreneur Larry Bock, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. —South San Francisco-based Second Genome hired a new CEO and president. The week started on a reflective note. And perhaps most important, there was the U.S. Or not.

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Riding Moonshot, FDA Will Revamp Its Cancer Practice. To What End?

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But to what end? The goals of the FDA’s new Oncology Center of Excellence remain vague, as does its structure.

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

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Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego chemist, passed away in Oregon this week. He helped turn a jellyfish protein into an invaluable lab tool that every researcher knows as “GFP”—green fluorescent protein, which is used to illuminate the inner workings of cells. He was a professor at UC San Diego.

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

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Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and its wholly owned biotech R&D group, Verily Life Sciences, are helping build a secure center where health records, genomic data, and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people can be collected, analyzed, and shared with health researchers. The U.S.

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Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes

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Thousands of others will head to San Francisco for BIO, which has a distinct international flavor. BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN ) of San Rafael, CA, said it would not try to gain European approval of drisapersen , four months after U.S. billion acquisition of San Diego’s Auspex Pharmaceuticals last year.

Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

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And on the West coast, Palo Alto, CA-based Bioz started up with $3 million in seed cash from 5AM Ventures to help develop software meant to help speed up life sciences research. —Bruce Bigelow profiled Dauntless Pharmaceuticals , a stealthy biotech company creator in San Diego forming single-drug startups.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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But Radicle’s plans more closely resemble the Research Triangle Park-based AgTech Accelerator, which shares an industry partner in Bayer.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

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The Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University shared data that shows the state is the nation’s second-largest exporter of life sciences products , with $9.9 Several world-class research institutions are located in the state, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. 30, 2015.

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Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years

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center led by the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego will work on ways for those individuals to participate.

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Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup

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Springer isn’t disclosing Morphic’s discoveries, and the company has yet to publish research in peer-reviewed journals about its work. Inside our bodies, our cells move around, communicate, form new tissue, and heal wounds with the help of proteins called integrins. They help cells travel from one location to another to form tissues.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

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What are some examples of government-funded research in AI and robotics that is happening today that will set the stage for tomorrow’s products?

Sofinnova, Atlas Put $35M Into Delinia to Tackle Autoimmune Diseases

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Autoimmune diseases occur when our immune systems mistakenly start fighting parts of our own bodies, rather than foreign invaders.

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The Power of Polymers

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Researchers continue to discover new, powerful ways to use polymers. During the U.S. They reduce energy costs and enable medical advances.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

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And the Sloan School responded, and now … Next Page » Reprints | Share: Boston Boston blog main Boston top stories National blog main National top stories San Diego blog main San Francisco blog main American Research and Development American Superconductor Amicon Bell Labs Bob Brown Cambridge DEC desh deshpande Digital Equipment Corp.

Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 1st Trial, IPO Insiders, Zika & More

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—University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers are planning a cancer trial that could be the first ever to use the gene editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to create a human therapy. Rape is a co-founder of San Francisco biotech Nurix. capped off a historic comeback to bring the city its first sports title in over 50 years.

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With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down

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[ Updated, 9:20 a.m. ET, see below ] Biogen has seen its highest highs under CEO George Scangos, but some lows too.

Biotech Roundup: CRISPR’s 3rd IPO, Gender Diversity, Buyouts & More

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Shaw Research. —This year’s prestigious Lasker Awards for biomedical research went to seven scientists for their work on the way cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen supply; hepatitis C biology and drug development; and DNA replication. Let’s get right to it. The drug is currently under FDA review.

Bio Roundup: Mylan’s Shock, Hillary’s 3%, Duchenne Lessons & More

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San Carlos, CA-based BioCardia will also go public via a reverse merger , four months after dropping plans for an IPO. Morgan party.

Intelligence + Maturity = Better Leaders

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For a long time, researchers at MIT Sloan have talked about a 4-Capabilities Model of Leadership. Pick yourself back up. Stay in control.

Biotech Roundup: Gilead Slump, Celgene Goes Trump, Hemo Data & More

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His tenure was marked by a steadfast emphasis of home-grown research over deal making. But our minds jumped to politics. government and the U.K.’s

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Merck Invests $90M In San Diego Research Group

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Biopharmaceuticals giant Merck said today that it is investing $90M in setting up a new, San Diego research organization, called Calibr. According to Merck, the new, independent not-for-profit will aim to accelerate translation of basic biomedical research into new medicines to treat disease, and will be led by Peter G.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. There were also areas in which the focus of the two conferences diverged.

Wireless Technology Firm Opens San Diego Research Center

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Pennsylvania-based InterDigital , a developer of wireless technology products, said Monday that it is opening up a new office in San Diego. According to the firm, the new West Coast Research and Development Center will help the firm tap into the region's ecosystem of innovation. READ MORE>>.

The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite

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Note: This does not mean bringing in just one woman candidate (which, as recent research has shown , will likely just result in another man being hired). The catalyzing event sparked a much-needed debate into a serious challenge that has been my reality for decades: It is very difficult to find women executives in the biotechnology field.

Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’

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Forgacs and his father, Gabor Forgacs, a University of Missouri professor of biological physics, are also co-founders of San Diego-based Organovo (NYSE: ONVO ), which uses 3D printing technology to create functional, 3D human tissues for use in medical research and therapeutic applications. There’s no cow involved.”. million.

The Gap Has Two Sides

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About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital. accepted immediately.