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2013-12-18 08:29:01

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the appointment of Dr. William R. Brody, President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, to its board of directors, increasing the board to nine members. "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Brody to our board," said Alan D. Gold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BioMed Realty. "He is recognized internationally for his accomplishments in biomedical engineering,...

2013-11-04 16:28:15

UC San Diego-based effort will speed discoveries to new drugs and treatments for patients SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold and singular step toward delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at the University of California, San Diego. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/DC07861LOGO) The Sanford Center will...

2013-10-17 16:25:27

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imaging, Inc. (MII), a specialty contract research organization (CRO) that provides multi-modality in vivo imaging services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as academic researchers, announced today it has finalized an agreement to run a new state-of-the-art preclinical imaging center at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (Sanford Consortium) in La Jolla, California. The imaging center...

2013-10-10 16:26:56

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc. announced today that an update on the Company's progress toward a transformative stem cell-derived cell therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes will be presented at the 3(rd) Annual Regen Med Partnering Forum, part of the 2013 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa to be held October 14-16 in La Jolla, California. The presentation will be given by Eugene Brandon, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Relations & Project Management at...

2013-10-02 16:24:45

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the hiring of Anna-Marie Rooney as its Chief Communications Officer, to oversee all aspects of the world-renowned Institute's communications efforts including strategy, print publications, media relations, electronic/web communications, social media outreach, and multimedia resources. "Anna-Marie is a gifted and skillful communicator with an outstanding combination of...

2013-09-04 07:56:37

Salk and TSRI findings on long-lived proteins may lead to better understanding of the molecular basis of aging Proteins are the chief actors in cells, carrying out the duties specified by information encoded in our genes. Most proteins live only two days or less, ensuring that those damaged by inevitable chemical modifications are replaced with new functional copies. In a new study published August 29 in Cell, a team led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and...

Brain Epigenome Changes Through Developmental Years
2013-07-05 14:26:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the entire genome has been sequenced and the codes of many genes have been identified, there are is a wide range of unknown mechanisms that interact with the code without changing "letters" of the DNA. These chemical changes to DNA are referred to as the epigenome, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed significant epigenomic activity during brain development. DNA includes four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine...

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno. Previous research has shown chemicals in the smoke of burning trees called karrikins“¯are responsible for this phoenix-like rebirth. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has described new details on the mechanism...

2013-01-23 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received a $42 million gift--the largest in the Institute's history--to establish the Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine (HCGM), a research center dedicated to decoding the common genetic factors underlying many complex chronic human diseases. The award, from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will support interdisciplinary research that paves the way to new therapies for chronic...

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

Salk Institute Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have determined the specific genetic switches that sync liver activity to the circadian cycle. Their finding gives...