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2010-12-06 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) announced today the establishment of the new Science Heritage Center which showcases inventors Arnold Beckman and Wallace Coulter, whose pioneering analytical instruments revolutionized the bioscience and diagnostic industries. "We want this exhibit to showcase analytical inventions and systems that changed the life science landscape," said Jim Osborne, PhD, KGI's Robert E. Finnigan professor, who was...

2010-11-09 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of Darwinian evolution, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) researchers have discovered that the level of cooperation (or defection) among genes, cells, tissues and individuals depends on communication and the predictability of the environment. The path-breaking research, "Critical Dynamics in the Evolution of Stochastic Strategies for the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma," was published recently in PLoS Computational Biology, the premier...

2010-02-18 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California bioscience industry is robust and diverse, according to a new study by Professor Steven Casper at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), sponsored by Southern California Edison. "If you read the popular press on where the bioscience industry is centered, you would conclude that it is in San Francisco, San Diego and Boston," says Casper, KGI's Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management and director of the Master of Bioscience program....

2009-12-09 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of an orphan drug workshop series--an opportunity for biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical firms, academics and other interested parties to spend two days creating applications for orphan status designation, under the guidance of staff from FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD). The first workshop is planned for Feb. 25-26, 2010, hosted by the Center for Rare...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has established a Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM), scheduled to begin in January 2010, for those with an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are interested in enhancing their skills before applying to medical school. "We're excited to offer students another option in pursuing a career as a medical professional," says Sheldon M. Schuster, PhD, KGI's president. "Whether or not the PBPM...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger connections among businesses, universities and, most importantly, people are necessary if the biotechnology industry is going to survive and thrive in Los Angeles, according to a new study by Professor Steven Casper at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). While Boston, San Diego and San Francisco have thriving biotechnology clusters, regions like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City have failed despite the presence of strong research...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute will host a public workshop on the impact that personalized medicine will have on life science companies, physicians, patients, and others on October 19, 2009. "Personalized medicine will change how medicine is delivered," said Diana Bartlett, KGI's director of corporate partnerships, who organized the event. "It's no longer one size fits all. Your therapy may be different from mine, even though we have the same disease,...

2009-05-19 13:35:00

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI) and Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy are developing a dual degree program that will equip students with skills that are highly regarded by the pharmaceutical industry and specialty health-care organizations. The dual degree program will build upon and complement WesternU's Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum with KGI's highly successful Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree. The...

2008-09-17 15:00:37

CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) today announced that Ian Phillips, PhD, KGI's Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences, has received two grants from the US Department of Defense (DoD) in support of his medical research to reduce battlefield fatalities among American military personnel. "With battlefield injuries, soldiers can bleed to death before medics are able to reach them," said Phillips. "We are working to produce an automatic...

2008-08-14 18:00:14

CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in collaboration with City of Hope, a leading biomedical research and treatment center, announced the launch of its new Certificate in Bioscience Management program for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. KGI has secured funding to allow a limited number of City of Hope students to enroll in the program with scholarships that will cover tuition. "KGI has routinely been approached by PhD level science students...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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