The U.S. House of Representatives took a big step this morning toward major changes in the federal government’s relationship to biomedical research, funding, and regulation. The chamber passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill championed early on by a Democrat... Read more »
Networking giant Cisco Systems (NYSE: CSCO) has agreed to pay $139 million in cash to acquire MaintenanceNet, a Carlsbad, CA, provider of Web software that generates new sales leads by analyzing a company’s service contracts with its customers. The... Read more »
[Corrected 7/8/15, 3:48pm. See below.] Some people who’ve made it big in biotech drive fast cars. Some take outlandish vacations. Some don’t take any vacations at all. (I’m sure you know the type.) But for a few San Francisco... Read more »
If there’s anything that’s clear in the recent donnybrook between UC San Diego and the University of Southern California, it’s that a 24-year study known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is suddenly not very cooperative anymore.
UC San Diego... Read more »
Vote (Mostly) Online, a civic-minded startup that aimed to help streamline the voting process for Wisconsin residents, has shut down operations.
But co-founder Mike Fenchel says this might not be the end for the Madison, WI, startup’s idea. He’s trying... Read more »
West Health CEO Nick Valeriani plans to retire in September, after three years overseeing the San Diego-based nonprofit medical research organization founded by the Nebraska telemarketing billionaire couple Gary and Mary West.
Valeriani, who was previously a Johnson & Johnson vice... Read more »
It was a short work week leading up to the 4th of July, but it was long on news out West. There were plenty of fireworks of the legal, political, and financial variety, with an academic lawsuit in Southern California, a... Read more »