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Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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A new study, published by researchers at the University of Southern California , says that positive emotions are more contagious than negative ones on Twitter. The study was published online at PLOS. negative positive twitter social spread tweet tweeting networking study research analysisREAD MORE>>.

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NantHealth Links With University On Genetic Study

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According to NantHealth, the Heritage 1K Project study--which will study the genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals--is aimed at discovering the genetic causes of 25 rare and common diseases. nanthealth gene sequencing genetic personalized medicine uofu univerisity disease lifescience study analysis database data

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. 20 years ago there were 9,000 public companies.

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Silicon Beach Report March 20: SpaceX Studying Mars Mission Landing Sites

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SpaceX studying Mars mission landing sites, Snap Inc. gets first buy rating from Wall Street firm, and Two Bit Circus develops VR and motion simulator

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

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government has ambitious plans for a long-term health study with one million Americans, and one of the world’s most powerful tech companies has a big part to play, including the storage of all the data on its “cloud” servers. The U.S. Those concerns are shared by the public. ” Verily’s role has since shifted, however.

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

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The VA is running its own long-term study with nearly half a million participants so far.).

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Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes

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A new study--driven by data collected by San Diego''s Lytx --finds that talking, texting, and. The study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety , used videos of teen drivers provided by Lytx, to identify the distraction that led to crashes by teen drivers. READ MORE>>.

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Study Casts Doubt On Green Vehicle Demand

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Green Automotive Study, saying that automakers "will be fighting over" the "relatively few" consumers who are willing to drive green vehicles.

Study: More Than 7,620 Cybersecurity Jobs In San Diego

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A new study, run by a local nonprofit focused on cybersecurity in San Diego, has tallied up the numbers and found that there are more than 7,620 people employed in the cybersecurity industry in San Diego. cybersecurity jobs employment cyber security spawar growth economy study workpercent growth from 2014. READ MORE>>.

Possible Cures. Mystery Deaths. Daunting Costs. Can CAR-T Be Tamed?

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It’s a struggle that comic-book fans know well. T cells, key soldiers of the immune system, are wrestling with new-found super powers, too.

Study: Clean Technology Investments Up In Q3

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The study found that clean technology investments were up compared with an overall venture capital trend of more dollars up, but deals down. Investments in U.S., clean technology deals were up in Q3 of 2011, according to a new analysis published by Ernst & Young this week. billion nationally, compared to 2010. million raised to date.

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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Starts Phase I Studies

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Phase I studies are used by drug companies to assess the safety of drug compounds. acadia pharmaceuticals schizophrenia drug lifescience studySan Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals reported this morning that the U.S. ACADIA said it is working with Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd on the compound.

Often Advocates Of Faster FDA, Patient Groups Wary Of Trump Deregulation

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Trump said at last week’s meeting in Washington D.C.,

Cram.com Adds Premium Tier, Text-To-Speech

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Los Angeles-based online education site Cram.com has launched a new, premium membership tier, and also launched a new text-to-speech tool for its online studying and flashcard site. cram membership education school studying student flashcard studymode Cram.com is now owned by StudyMode. READ MORE>>.

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14 for ’17: Key Clinical Data To Watch For Next Year (Part 2)

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Part one of our preview is here , with looks at key studies in lung cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, and more. In part two, we examine studies in leukemia, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, postpartum depression, amyloidosis, and Zika virus vaccine.

Bio Roundup: Trump Backlash, Verdine Plans, Sarepta Sale & More

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A short week makes for a shorter roundup. As we’ve come to expect, however, there was no dearth of health and life-sciences news from Washington, D.C. Top pharma executives were among 16 CEOs who lobbied Congress for tax reform. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Report: Gender Gap In Tech Worst For 18-25 Year Olds

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gender study technology startup salary employment survey california angeles women diversitySanta Monica-based salary comparison startup Comparably , which is led by startup veteran Jasaon Nazar, has run a survey of over 10,000 technology employers, to help break down some information about the pay gap between men and women. READ MORE>>.

Aiming At P53, Cancer’s Hard Target, PMV Pharma Raises $74M

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The new cash will help PMV push into human clinical studies, though in its statement the startup didn’t say when those studies might begin. PMV Pharmaceuticals is the latest startup to load up with cash in an attempt to home in on one of the toughest targets in cancer biology: the tumor suppressor protein known as p53. PMV wants.

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All In One Place: A New Immuno-Oncology Trial Resource

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That’s only one patient and one response; hundreds of other people have been through clinical studies. Perhaps you do, too.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. Funk then focused the analysis on the 731 documented exits for the period 1995-2009. IPO in 1996).

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Study Tallies High Tech Employment In Region

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A recently released study by TechAmerica, an advocacy group for the high tech industry, finds that Los Angeles ranks sixth among the top 60 cities in the United States for high tech employment. 292,969 workers), San Jose/Silicon Valey (225,575 workers), and Boston (219,798 workers). Los Angeles had 169,974 workers in the high tech industry.

Silicon Beach Report July 5: Hyperloop One Announces Results of Full-Scale Study.

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Hyperloop touts benefits of proposed Helsinki-Stockholm project, Stamps.com buys ShippingEasy, and more

Amgen Reports Positive Results In Ostereoposis Study

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen reports that it saw positive top-line results for a study for its romosozumab compound in men with osteoporosis. Amgen said its Phase 3 study demonstrated a significant increase in bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine, compared with a placebo over 12 months. READ MORE>>.

AeroVironment Applies UAV To Study Water Stress In Almonds

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According to AeroVironment, the year-long study will focus on how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees, and help drive more effective in-season water management decisions. aerovironment agriculture sensor drone unmanned study fresno university

A good case study is worth many paid ads.

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A good case study quickly lays out the pain, the players, the search, the solution, and the pain-reliving effect after implementing the solution.

UCI Rolls Out Big Data Program

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extension bigdata hadoop study university classesUC Irvine is jumping onto the big data bandwagon, saying this week that it has launched a new, online course specifically aimed at helping individuals learn all about big data. UCI's Extension program is the continuing education arm of the university. READ MORE>>.

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Social Studies

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 -- Social Studies Network Event. See [link] (more

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

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—Cambridge-based Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB ) published the results of an early stage study of closely watched Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab in the journal Nature. A man who helped shed light—fluorescent light—on biology died far too early, at the age of 64. No cause of death has been announced. million grant.

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Sales/Marketing Study Group

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Monday, January 7, 2013 -- Sales/Marketing Study Group. Study group for tech startup founders who want to get better at sales and marketing. See [link] (more

Amgen, Merck Team On Cancer Immmunotherapy Studies

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and fellow biopharmaceuticals giant Merck said today that they are in a cancer immunotherapy collaboration, to support a Phase 1b/3 study. The two said the study includes both Amgen's BLINCYTO (blinatumomab) product and Merck's EKYTRUDA (pemblizumab) therapy, for treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma. READ MORE>>.

Study: More Americans Using Online Dating Apps, Sites

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A new study, released today by the Pew Research Center , says that more American adults are using online dating sites or mobile apps than ever before.

NantHealth Sees Positive Results Published In Study

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The company said that COME HOME, a program which is using NantHealth's cloud-based systems to improve the health outcomes of its patients, published results of a study, showing improved patient care and reduced costs from deploying NantHealth's systems. The program was implemented by Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. IOBS).

Memorang Gets $500K For Flash Card Study Tool

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Los Angeles-based Memorang , the developer of a flash-card based, study tool to help people study for such things as the MCAT, GRE, NBME, and a host of other tests, has raised $500,000 in a funding round, the company is announcing this morning. Both of the two joined startup accelerator MuckerLab in 2014, where they launched Memorang.

Study: Most Entrepreneurs Between 55-64

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A new study released today by the Kauffman Foundation, reports that the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to people 55-64. The study --which attempts to characterize who might drive the next wave of entrepreneurial activity in the United States--also found that the average age of U.S.-born,

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Deal With Abu Dhabi

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The two said they will undertake a feasibility study on connecting the two cities using a Hyperloop system. hyperloop transportation technologies dhabi dmat feasability study futureFinancial details of the deal were not announced. The system would reach a top speed of 1,200 kilometers per hour, according to Abu Dhabi's DMAT.

Virtualization Trends, Strategies, Case Study

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 -- Virtualization Trends, Strategies, Case Study. Drill down into a case study of one of the nations largest virtualization implementations. Virtualization is one of the leading IT trends and is expanding in both size and scope. The benefits and creative application of virtualization are many. See [link] (more

Networking and Case Study

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 -- Networking and Case Study. Is branding missing from your corporate strategic plan? Branding is not just a marketing tactic-hear the key elements about strategic branding from Sandra Sellani of The Sellani Group Brand Strategist. Networking and a boxed dinner provided. See [link] (more

Silicon Valley Bank Opens Startup Outlook Survey

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silicon valley bank survey loan banking services studySilicon Valley Bank , which provides banking services, loans, and other financial products to many startups in Southern California, has opened up its annual Startup Outlook Survey , according to the company this week. SVB is a sponsor of socaltech.com, which is not involved in the survey).

Black Friday Sales Up 26 Percent To $816M, Says Report

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black friday sales ecokmmerce retail comscore studyOnline retailers saw a surge in sales Friday, according to the latest numbers from comScore, seeing $816M in online sales, a 26 percent increase over last year's Black Friday. The total for the current holiday season, which kicked off November 1st, is $12.7 billion in online sales.

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Advanced C++/Boost Library Study Group

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 -- Advanced C++/Boost Library Study Group. Many C++ programmers could be more productive. This series of eight sessions will provide the tools and techniques to help make C++ programmers more effective and their work more enjoyable. See [link] (more