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CIRM Approves $5.8 Million Grant for CAR-T Therapy That Targets Cancer Stem Cells

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The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to develop a new immunotherapy in which patients’ cells would be equipped with a special receptor that recognizes and targets cancer stem cells, whose survival abilities often render standard therapies ineffective or short-term.

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Geothermal energy, Berkeley Lab, Department of Energy (DOE), Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), enhanced geothermal systems

Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project

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The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead a new $9 million project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), a clean energy technology with the potential to power 100 million American homes.

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Cedars-Sinai Brain Tumor Expert Available to Discuss Diagnosis and the Latest Treatment Options for Glioblastoma and Other Brain Cancers

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Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Prevention, Smoking, Hypertension, Depression, Hearing Loss, Obesity, Physical Activity, social contact, Antipsychotic Drugs, nonpharmacologic interventions, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, USC, Guidelines, evidence-based, Lon Schneider, Lancet, Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care, Alzheimer's Association Internat

Experts: One in Three Cases of Dementia Preventable; Nonmedical Therapies Ideal for Dementia

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A report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia.

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UC Davis-Led Group Receives $17 Million in NCI Funds

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Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) investigators have received a $17 million program project grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute to study the effectiveness of different breast cancer screening and surveillance strategies using digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), and breast MRI. Co-led by UC Davis researcher Diana Miglioretti, the consortium seeks to ensure that women get personalized care based on their individual risk and preferences.

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Engineering Professors and Graduate Students Talk Nanotechnology and AI at San Diego Comic-Con

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UC San Diego Researchers Join $14.9 Million Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

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UC San Diego scientists will study an innovative research technique as a way to control disease-causing mosquitoes. The project, which will receive up to $14.9 million, will focus on a technique known as gene drive, which can spread desirable genes in wild populations and suppress harmful organisms.

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Toward 20-Story Earthquake-Safe Buildings Made From Wood

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-- A two-story wooden structure endured four different earthquake simulations on July 14, 2017 on the world’s largest outdoor shake table here in San Diego. And it’s still standing before more tests in the coming weeks. The goal of the tests is to gather enough data to design wood buildings as tall as 20 stories that do not suffer significant damage during large earthquakes. That is, not only can occupants leave the building unharmed, but they can come back and resume living in the building shortly after a temblor.

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Fifty Years After “Summer of Love,” Drug Use Still Going Strong for Some

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Fifty years ago, this summer, a social phenomenon emerged in California and swept the nation. Called the “Summer of Love,” it began with tens of thousands of “hippies” converging in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the summer of 1967. Many were against the Vietnam War and consumerism, and passionate about music and meditation. There was widespread use of illicit drugs such as LSD and cannabis, as well as legal substances including alcohol, tobacco and tranquilizers. Fast forward to 2017. The bohemian “flower children” of the 1960’s are now a formidable segment of the nation’s baby boomer generation. Not surprisingly, many in this age group, now largely in their 50s and 60s, have continued to struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. And it is changing the face of addiction in America.

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$3 Million Investment Establishes the Teresa and Byron Pollitt Family Chair in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Inspired by a family mantra and a longstanding relationship with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC, philanthropists Teresa and Byron Pollitt have pledged $3 million to help create an endowed chair position for the director of the CHLA Fetal and Neonatal Institute.







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