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  1. Amgen And University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Announce...Read the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | BioSpace

    Amgen And University of California, Berkeley Announce Multi-Year Partnership To Assist Cancer Patient Advocacy Organizations In Measuring Effectiveness Of Programs Haas School of Business today announced a multi-year partnership to offer a graduate-level course on measuring outcomes of cancer patient advocacy education and support programs. The MBA course, Social Impact Metrics, is designed to advance the ability of nonprofit organizations to measure the effectiveness of their programs, which is critical in an increasingly challenging donor environment.

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  2. Can We Build A Better Breast Pump, Already?Read the original story

    Aug 4, 2015 | BioSpace

    When Ayyana Chakravartula discovered she was pregnant for the first time, she borrowed a breast pump from a cousin of hers. Chakravartula, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering and lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, was completely stumped by the contraption that was put in front of her.

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  3. OXiGENE Appoints As Chief Financial OfficerRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2015 | BioSpace

    OXiGENE, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for treatment of cancer, today announced that Matthew M. Loar has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Loar is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of financial and accounting experience in both public and private companies in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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  4. Raptor Pharmaceutical Inc. Announces Management ChangesRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | BioSpace

    Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. today announced the appointment of Ashley Gould, J.D. as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Governance. In addition, Ted Daley, Chief Business Officer, will be leaving the company at the end of September to pursue other interests.

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  5. Tiny Beating Human Heart Made From Scratch, University of California, Berkeley (CAL) StudyRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | BioSpace

    In the dish, they're just tiny dots. But look through a microscope and you can see minute beating human hearts, each sporting its own ventricle-like chamber.

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  6. ZEISS And University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Launch...Read the original story

    Jun 18, 2015 | BioSpace

    Jena/Germany, Berkeley/USA, June 11, 2015 ZEISS announces that it is participating in a new public-private partnership with UC Berkeley as part of the Brain Microscopy Innovation Center , a component of the Berkeley BRAIN Initiative. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative was launched by President Obama in 2013 and is focused on revolutionizing understanding of the human brain, with the goal of helping researchers uncover the mysteries of such brain disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, depression, and traumatic brain injury.

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  7. ZEISS And University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Launch...Read the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | BioSpace

    Microscopy tools optimized for use with emerging neurotechnologies provided for researchers Jena/Germany, Berkeley/USA, June 11, 2015 ZEISS announces that it is participating in a new public-private partnership with UC Berkeley as part of the Brain Microscopy Innovation Center , a component of the Berkeley BRAIN Initiative. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative was launched by President Obama in 2013 and is focused on revolutionizing understanding of the human brain, with the goal of helping researchers uncover the mysteries of such brain disorders as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, depression, and traumatic brain injury.

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  8. Quick To Laugh Or Smile? It May Be In Your Genes, Northwestern University StudyRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | BioSpace

    Quick To Laugh Or Smile? It May Be In Your Genes EVANSTON, Ill. --- Why do some people immediately burst into laughter after a humorous moment, while others can barely crack a smile? New research examining emotional reactivity suggests one of the answers may lie in a person's DNA.

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  9. Discovery Paves Way For Homebrewed Drugs, University of California, Berkeley (CAL) StudyRead the original story

    May 18, 2015 | BioSpace

    Discovery Paves Way For Homebrewed Drugs, Prompts Call For Regulation Fans of homebrewed beer and backyard distilleries already know how to employ yeast to convert sugar into alcohol. But a research team led by UC Berkeley bioengineers has gone much further by completing key steps needed to turn sugar-fed yeast into a microbial factory for producing morphine and potentially other drugs, including antibiotics and anti-cancer therapeutics.

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  10. Plexxikon Inc. And Merck & Co. To Collaborate On Combination Study...Read the original story

    May 6, 2015 | BioSpace

    BERKELEY, Calif. & KENILWORTH, N.J.-- --Plexxikon Inc., a member of Daiichi Sankyo Group, and Merck , known as MSD outside the US and Canada, through a subsidiary, today announced a collaborative clinical trial that will evaluate the combination of PLX3397, Plexxikon's investigational CSF-1R inhibitor, and KEYTRUDAA , Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, which provides the potential for a double blockade of cancer-induced immune suppression.

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  11. Intellia Therapeutics Announces Dr. Jennifer Doudna And Dr. Derrick Rossi To Join CompanyRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | BioSpace

    Intellia Therapeutics , founded to develop curative medicines utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing and repair, announced today that Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Derrick Rossi, PhD, will join Intellia as founding members and scientific advisors of the Company. "The opportunity to work with the team at Intellia enables me to realize the goal of translating our scientific understanding of disease biology, gene editing and targeted repair using CRISPR/Cas9 into therapies for debilitating diseases" Dr. Doudna's groundbreaking innovations relating to CRISPR/Cas9 technology were pivotal in demonstrating its potential as a therapeutic platform.

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  12. Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation And Sign Collaboration...Read the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | BioSpace

    Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation and 4D Molecular Therapeutics , leaders in next-generation adeno-associated virus gene therapy vector discovery and product development, today announced a collaboration and license agreement to discover and develop optimized AAV vectors to treat specific ophthalmic disease indications with high unmet medical need. As part of the agreement, 4DMT will deploy its proprietary AAV vector discovery platform, Directed Vector Evolution , to identify and optimize novel vectors.

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  13. REGiMMUNE Announces Collaboration With Juvenile Diabetes Research...Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | BioSpace

    REGiMMUNE Corporation and JDRF today announced a partnership, along with financial assistance and scientific expertise from Pfizer Inc., for a research collaboration to develop an antigen-specific immunotherapy utilizing RGI's proprietary aGalCer/liposome platform for immunological tolerance for the treatment of type 1 diabetes . Under the terms of the collaboration, REGiMMUNE will develop an antigen-specific therapeutic liposome that potentially prevents or delays the onset of T1D and induces immunologic tolerance.

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  14. Narcissism Beliefs Debunked, University of Arizona RevealsRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2015 | BioSpace

    Led Research Debunks Belief About Narcissism Excessive use of first-person singular pronouns, or 'I-talk,' is not clearly linked to a sense of self-importance and an overabundance of self-focus. Contrary to popular belief, excessive use of first-person singular pronouns such as "I" and "me" does not necessarily indicate a narcissistic tendency, according to a research team led by psychologists from the University of Arizona.

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  15. Global Blood Therapeutics Appoints Two New Board MembersRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | BioSpace

    Global Blood Therapeutics , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based disorders, today announced the appointments of Deval L. Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, and Mark L. Perry, a former executive officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Patrick is an experienced business and government leader with a record of success in solving complex problems, making strategic investments, managing crises and building teams locally, nationally and internationally.

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  16. Caribou Biosciences Raises $11 Million In Series A FundingRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | BioSpace

    April 2, 2015 - Caribou Biosciences, a developer of CRISPR-Cas9 technologies for precision cell engineering, today announced that it has closed an $11 million Series A financing round. Investors include Fidelity Biosciences, Novartis, Mission Bay Capital, 5 Prime Ventures, and an undisclosed strategic partner.

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  17. Evofem, Inc. Appoints Dr. David Friend As Senior Vice President Of Product DevelopmentRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | BioSpace

    In this role, Dr. Friend will be responsible for providing scientific leadership and managing product development from initial concept to final product. He will report to Evofem's Chief Medical Officer.

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  18. High-Performance Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts At Annual ConferenceRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2015 | BioSpace

    LA MIRADA, Calif. & BERKELEY, Calif.-- --Attendees at the CENIC 2015 Annual Conference, "Shaking Things Up," will be introduced to the Pacific Research Platform, a cutting-edge research infrastructure which will link together the Science DMZs of dozens of top research institutions via three advanced networks: CENIC's California Research & Education Network , the Department of Energy's Energy Science Network , and Pacific Wave.

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  19. Brain's Iconic Seat Of Speech Goes Silent When We Actually Talk,...Read the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | BioSpace

    Brain's iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk Study finds Broca's area shuts off when words are spoken For 150 years, the iconic Broca's area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca's area actually switches off when we talk out loud.

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  20. XOMA (US) LLC To Present At Upcoming Investor ConferencesRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | BioSpace

    BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 -- XOMA Corporation , a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, announced today members of its management team are scheduled to present at three upcoming investor conferences. The details are as follows: Live audio webcasts of the presentations can be accessed through the Investors and Media section of XOMA's website at http://investors.xoma.com/events.cfm .

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