CSSA's 8th Annual
Cognitive Science Conference
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The BioCollaborative Life Science Immersion Program (LSIP) is an online certificate program provides individuals with the cursory business and science acumen to successfully transition into as well as move up the career ladder in a bioscience career.
Created by life science companies, this curriculum features high-level, expert introductions to four core modules: Business Environment, Finance, Product/Process Development and Marketing/Sales/Business…Continue
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We invite you to attend the
Women In Science and Technology (WIST) Conference
Saturday, May 18, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
At The Faculty Club on the campus of UC San Diego
Advanced Registration Required at…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA – December 27, 2011 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that DNA stays too tightly wound in certain brain cells of schizophrenic subjects. The findings suggest that drugs already in development for other diseases might eventually offer hope as a treatment for schizophrenia and related conditions in the elderly.
The research, now available online in the new Nature journal, Translational Psychiatry, shows the deficit is especially…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA—Salk scientists have identified a unique molecular signature in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), "reprogrammed" cells that show great promise in regenerative medicine thanks to their ability to generate a range of body tissues.
In this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Salk scientists and their collaborators at University of…Continue
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When then President Richard Nixon in 1971 called for a "cure for cancer," he envisioned a crusade akin to the efforts that developed the atomic bomb and led to the moon landing.
But more than 40 years later, it has proven to be an elusive goal, and one that has changed dramatically over the decades. Now, the vision has transformed from seeking a singular cure for cancer…
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Scripps researchers reassess heat waves against the backdrop of rising
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
A new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, suggests that the nature of California heat waves is changing due to global warming.
Climate researchers Alexander Gershunov and Kristen Guirguis detected a trend toward more humid heat waves that are expressed very…
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Small droplets of friction-generated melts weaken faults and can lead to 'megaquakes'
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes.
In a paper published in the Aug. 30 issue of the journal Nature, Scripps…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA, September 19, 2012
The Scripps Research Institute has received a grant totaling approximately $20 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to research the development of drug resistance in HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The grant will create a new consortium, the HIV Interaction and Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center, to better understand drug resistance and lay the groundwork for developing new anti-HIV treatments.
“We’re excited about…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA – September 23, 2012
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown how to synthesize in the laboratory an important set of natural compounds known as terpenes. The largest class of chemicals made by living organisms, terpenes are made within cells by some of the most complex chemical reactions found in biology.
The new technique, described in an advance online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry on September 23, 2012, mimics a crucial but…Continue
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LA JOLLA, Calif., August 20, 2012 – The underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood, but a good deal of evidence points to the accumulation of β-amyloid, a protein that's toxic to nerve…Continue
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Breakthrough Findings Point to Targets for Drugs and Vaccines
LA JOLLA, CA, September 13, 2012 - Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the structure of a critical protein from the Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola virus. These viruses cause similar diseases and are some of the deadliest pathogens on the planet, each killing up to 90 percent of those infected.
Described in the September 13, 2012 publication of the journal…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA – Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have found new
links between a protein that controls our urge to eat and brain cells involved
in the development of alcoholism. The discovery points to new possibilities for
designing drugs to treat alcoholism and other addictions.
The new study, published online ahead of print by the journal
Neuropsychopharmacology, focuses on the peptide ghrelin, which is known
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Sparse halos of neutrinos within the hearts of exploding stars exert a previously unrecognized influence on the physics of the explosion and may alter which elements can be forged by these violent events.
John Cherry, a graduate student at UC San Diego, models stellar explosions, including a type called a core-collapse supernova. As these stars run out of fuel, their cores suddenly collapse to form a neutron star, which quickly rebounds sending seas of neutrinos through the…Continue
Added by Emmanuel Gutierrez on September 10, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
In mice, added amino acid reduced associated epilepsy, eased neurobehavioral
An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University schools of medicine, have identified a form of autism with epilepsy that may potentially be treatable with a common nutritional supplement.
The findings are published in the September 6, 2012 online issue of…Continue
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Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that an enzyme known for generating toxic brain plaques in Alzheimer's disease also causes additional memory and cognitive deficits via a separate mechanism
LA JOLLA, Calif., August 20, 2012 – The underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood, but a good deal of evidence points to the accumulation of β-amyloid, a protein that's toxic to nerve cells. β-amyloid is formed by the activity of several enzymes,…Continue
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Sanford-Burnham researchers discover molecule that controls tumor vessel maturation -- a counterintuitive approach that could improve cancer drug delivery
ORLANDO, Fla., August 13, 2012 – To survive, tumors need blood supply to provide them with nutrients and oxygen. To get that supply, cancer cells stimulate new blood vessel growth—a process called tumor angiogenesis. Many attempts have been made to inhibit this process as a means to choke off tumors. But tumor…Continue
Added by Emmanuel Gutierrez on September 5, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Challenges fundamental notion of enzyme specificity and efficiency
Open an undergraduate biochemistry textbook and you will learn that enzymes are highly efficient and specific in catalyzing chemical reactions in living organisms, and that they evolved to this state from their “sloppy” and “promiscuous” ancestors to allow cells to grow more efficiently. This fundamental paradigm is being challenged in a new study by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, who…Continue
Added by Emmanuel Gutierrez on September 2, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Salk study finds stress triggers widespread epigenetic changes that aid in disease resistance
LA JOLLA, CA—It was long thought that methylation, a crucial part of normal organism development, was a static modification of DNA that could not be altered by environmental conditions. New findings by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, however,…
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