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2014-04-14 12:33:26

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Is First Collaborator LA JOLLA, Calif. and JUPITER, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. Scripps Advance's first collaborator in this new endeavor is the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in...

2014-04-10 23:03:15

The findings from The Scripps Research Institute may lead to new insights into immune deficiency, stroke and diabetes. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a long-sought protein that facilitates one of the most basic functions of cells: regulating their volume to keep from swelling excessively. The identification of the protein, dubbed SWELL1, solves a decades-long mystery of cell biology and points to...

2014-03-27 23:00:32

Annual List by Industry Magazine Features Top Medical Leaders in Health Care San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Scripps Health Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle, M.D., has been named among “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know” by the monthly industry magazine Becker’s Hospital Review. The annual listing recognizes individuals who oversee medical and quality affairs at hospitals and health-care systems across the United States. “With clinical care quality factoring...

2014-03-13 23:02:33

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. The finding, which the TSRI team uncovered in fruit flies, centers on a gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of...

2014-03-12 23:01:56

Chris Van Gorder recognized for innovative leadership. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder was named one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care industry news outlet. The list included best-selling author Atul Gawande, M.D.; former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrators Don Berwick, M.D., Jonathan Blum and Mark McClellan, M.D.; Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D.; and...

2014-03-03 23:01:00

La Jolla hospital makes prestigious Truven ranking for fifth consecutive year. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 For the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. The 21st annual 100 Top Hospitals™ list released today by Truven identified the best hospitals in the United States based on their overall organizational performance,...

2014-03-03 23:00:23

Community leadership, public service recognized at 'Support and Remember' gala. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Foundation recently honored Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder during the group’s first annual Support and Remember fundraising gala held at the Del Mar Country Club. Van Gorder was the guest of honor at the Feb. 28 event, which recognized his outstanding leadership in the community as well as his benevolence...

2014-02-24 16:25:54

Small, wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor irregular heartbeats SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Green Hospital has become the first hospital in the United States to implant the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device. Scripps Clinic cardiologist John Rogers, M.D., successfully completed the first implant of the Reveal LINQ(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) in 71-year-old San Diego resident...

2014-01-21 23:00:19

Interim measures triggered by rising flu rates go into effect on Jan. 22. San Diego (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 In an effort to protect patients and staff from the flu, Scripps Health is putting in place a number of interim visitor restrictions at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County. “With cases of H1N1 influenza rising quickly in the area, we are taking precautionary measures to limit the risk of infection in our hospitals,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle,...

2014-01-13 23:24:01

Burwood Group contributes expertise in wireless technology to Scripps study on meditation and vital signs. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Meditation has long been associated with lower levels of stress and increased emotional well-being, but scientific research documenting immediate correlation with blood pressure reduction and other stress markers remains rare. One reason: immediate effects that take place during meditation are challenging to document because monitoring equipment...