Science Market Update

UCSD Researchers Set to Launch First Trials of Autism Drug

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is soon going to be home to the first clinical trials of a new treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that affects 1-2 percent of American children.

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UCSD Gathers $7.6M for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 09, 2015

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancer, due in part to a lack of symptoms during early stages and a lack of effective screening tests. In 2014, for example, an estimated 22,000 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and approximately 14,000 died of the disease.

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UCSD Takes a Deeper Look at Autism with $7.8M+ in fMRI Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, May 18, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are now working with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to predict language development in kids with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

Instances of autism have been rapidly increasing in the United States over the past few decades, with recent rates of affliction reported as high as 1 in 68 children. For many children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), difficulties with language development are an unfortunate reality. 

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UCSD Biologists Demystify Cell Division

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

 Bioscientists know a great deal about cell division, but there is one great mystery that remains unsolved: what actually causes a cell to divide. This is especially relevant to cancer studies, where biologists want to know more about the rampant cell division that leads to cancer. A research team from the University of California, San Diego set out to solve this puzzle and found a rather unexpected answer.

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UCSD Life Science Researchers Uncover the Benefits of Free Radicals

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

To many people, antioxidants are simply thought of as a good thing to consume, even if the reason why is not clear.  A new study from the University of California, San Diego, shows that an overdose of antioxidants can actually inhibit the healing process.

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UCSD Bioscientists Erase and Restore Memories

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Research on memory is very delicate business. The prospect of increasing memory capacity and restoring lost recollections sounds more like magic than science. Despite this, a group of researchers from the University of California, San Diego has found a way to stimulate neural networks in rats in order to erase and restore their memories.

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Research Funding Worth $5.3M Awarded to UC San Diego

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 16, 2014

The University of California, San Diego recently received $5.3 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health for the university’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute. Researchers were given notice of their new life science grant on June 7th, 2014 by the administering organization within the NIH providing the funding, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego went into more detail on the NIH website as to how the life science funding would be used:

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New Life Science Grant Awarded to UCSD Neuroscience Researcher

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

A neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Diego recently received a new life science grant that will support her studies with $100,000 per year for the next three years. Dr. MJ Harbert, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD. Her project, “Brain Activity During Birth for Prediction of Newborns at Risk for Brain Injury,” has gained her recognition from The Hartwell Foundation, who named her a recipient of an Individual Biomedical Research Award.

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New Life Science Grant of $7.5M Awarded to UC San Diego

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, May 30, 2014

New life science research funding at the University of California, San Diego was recently awarded in the amount of $7.5 million to the Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care. The donor, Pauline Foster, is a community philanthropist who has given a great deal of support to the University of California, San Diego over the years. The Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care will encompass three floors at the Jacobs Medical Center and be home to medical staff whose purpose is caring for the complex needs of patients with cancer.

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Researchers Invited to UCSD Life Science Marketing Event

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Are you a part of a research team at the University of California, San Diego and searching for ways to bring everyone in your lab together? Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s University of California, San Diego life science marketing event is an opportunity for everyone in your lab to spend time together in a friendly, yet professional setting while enjoying a free catered lunch. Learn about the latest life science solutions available on the market and discuss your research goals while taking a break from the lab or classroom at this upcoming life science event.

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