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2011-06-02 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing a medical explanation for why exercise is good for the heart, a team of scientists from Brazil pursuing a study that started in Dr. Ian Phillips' lab at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has discovered a new gene regulator called MicroRNA 29 that keeps hearts healthy even under intense exercise. "Now, we're beginning to get to the molecular basis of why exercise is good for you," said Phillips, KGI's Norris Professor of Applied Life...

2011-04-15 08:31:09

By Danielle J. Whittaker, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University Researchers are decoding the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells Though the brain may seem impossibly complex, it can be understood as a network, much like computer chips or the Internet. A new analysis in the journal PLoS ONE has described the workings of a worm's nervous system as patterns involving the connections among nerve cells with different functions. Unlike the...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will celebrate Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 by hosting its second annual workshop with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academics to learn how to write and file an Orphan Drug designation application. Hosted by KGI's Center for Rare Disease Therapies, the goal of the workshop is to simplify and demystify the application process so more companies and...

2011-01-26 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel solutions to 21st century innovation challenges is the theme of Keck Graduate Institute's fourth annual executive education conference for female leaders in the life science industry, to be held April 3-5, 2011. The Women Innovate Conference will feature panels of female industry leaders in engineering, science and business ranging from small start-ups to global corporations. Together, the 20 distinguished panelists have been awarded...

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