Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been a topic of interest namely for its reputation of reducing chronic pain, inflammation, and discomfort. CBD is derived from a marijuana plant with at least 112 other unique chemical compounds, referred to as cannabinoids. Along with CBD, the other most commonly known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, well known for its psychoactive properties that leave consumers with a “high” feeling. CBD, however, doesn’t produce these same “high” affects, so its addictive risk substantially decreases, therefore increasing its appeal in the medical field. #CBD #cannbidiol #research #fundingRead More
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August 24Five UC San Diego research teams will be able to bring their innovation one step closer to marketing thanks to the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE). Each team received up to $50,000 in new research funding so they can field test their prototypes. By being selected to join the IGE’s new technology accelerator program the teams will also receive $25,000 in expert consolations and facility access to the Nano3 clean-room labs as well as the world class Prototyping Facility at the UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute. Four of the five projects cover advances in medical device and diagnostic technologies. The fifth works with Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology for use in autonomous-vehicle navigation.
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For the 60 thousand Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease each year, the challenges are huge. From the shuffling gait, hunched posture, and tremors to the declining cognitive functions, nearly every aspect of the activities of daily living are impacted. But perhaps the the largest challenge is receiving an accurate diagnosis in the first place.Read More
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When thinking of the ocean, an image of a sunset on a sandy beach usually comes to mind. One certainly doesn’t imagine the hundreds of thousands of microbes that inhabit every square inch, or that at a microscopic level it is a very different image.Read More
A team of nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego is creating 3D bio-printed liver tissue. This exciting new technology could change the game for researchers developing new medications.Read More
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The 33rd Semiannual San Diego Biotechnology Vendor Showase™ Event (BVS) at UCSD on February 9th was a success with close to 700 attendees looking at a wide variety of new products. But new products weren't the only thing new at this event, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. had their very first photo booth available for free fun photo strips to take home!
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On the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) campus, an eco-modern 125,000sf science lab building is nearing completion and will have its grand opening in March 2012. The Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SFSC) building project is also referred to as the La Jolla Laboratory Replacement Project because the previous building became unstable on the rocky coast several years ago during heavy storms and had to be closed down. The $56M new building project is being managed and financed by the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and will be home to 250-300 researchers. In concert with a second $26M science lab building across the street that just broke ground (read below), SIO is strongly positioned to remain one of the world’s elite marine institutions and a major federal research outpost.
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An important subfield of molecular biology has come into its own with improvements in technology and major NIH funding. The field is glycobiology, and the NHLBI's new “Program of Excellence in Glycosciences” (PEG) is providing $18M over 7 years to researchers at UCSD's Glycobiology Research and Training Center (GRTC) to advance the emerging science.
In a demonstration of just how complicated it can be to do life science research, Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD just announced a major project to catalog and make available to study fish that were caught by scientists 40 or 50 years ago. It's called the Library of Fishes, and thanks to an NSF award it will soon get to the stage where it can open its doors (and jars) to researchers.