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Stem Cells Give San Diego Scientists Useful Portrait Of Schizophrenia

Sept. 11
By David Wagner
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San Diego scientists take a neurochemical fingerprint of schizophrenia. And they do it without probing the brains of lab mice.

FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Developed By La Jolla Company

Sept. 11
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The drug is approved for use by people who have a body mass index of 30 or higher, which is the level at which people are considered to be obese. It is also approved for use by people with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes.

Weak El Niño Unlikely To Bring Drought-Relief To San Diego

Sept. 8
By Susan Murphy
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A mild El Niño is now projected, dampening hopes for a wet winter in San Diego. But some good news — the Pacific is too warm for La Niña to develop, which typically brings dry conditions to Southern California.

Despite Rise Of ISIS, Isis Pharmaceuticals Will Keep Its Name

Sept. 4
By David Wagner
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The rise of ISIS has triggered some rebranding efforts among organizations unlucky enough to share a name with the terrorist group. But one Carlsbad-based drug company is holding off on a name change.

San Diego Biotech Lands Up To $42 Million For Ebola Drug Development

Sept. 2
By David Wagner
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A U.S. health agency has awarded San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical new funding to speed up work on an experimental Ebola drug.

Climate Change Could Soak Up California's Fresh Mountain Water Runoff

Sept. 1
By David Wagner
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A new study suggests rising temperatures could cut into California's water supply.

San Diego Company Opens Up About Experimental Ebola Drug

Aug. 27
By David Wagner
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After weeks of shying away from the news media, the head of a small San Diego drug company finally talked publicly about his company's experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp.

African Doctor Treated With San Diego Company's Ebola Drug Dies

Aug. 25
By David Wagner
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A Liberian doctor's death is the second among the six people treated with ZMapp, an experimental drug to treat Ebola made by a San Diego-based biotech.

76-Mile Relay Swim Canceled After Shark Encounters

Aug. 25
By City News Service
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The relay swim from Catalina Island to La Jolla Cove was in support of wounded veterans.

63 Trillion Gallons Of Water Lost In Drought-Ridden West, Study Finds

Aug. 22
By Susan Murphy
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Trillions of gallons of water across the western United States have been lost due to the severe drought, according to a new study. The shrinking water supply has caused the earth to rise.

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