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    Heroin Use on the Rise

    Investigators say Philip Seymour Hoffman may have died from a drug overdose, after finding heroin in the actor’s apartment. Here in San Diego, heroin use is being called an epidemic. Nancy Knott, an interventionalist and counselor at the Scripps Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program spoke to local ...

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    Scripps' Eric Topol Named Chief Medical Advisor for AT&T

    AT&T has appointed Eric Topol, MD, its chief medical advisor as part of the global telecommunication company’s effort to move into the fast-emerging health care information technology sector. Dr. Topol is a cardiologist and chief academic officer of Scripps Health who also directs the ...

    • Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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    Scripps Study Participant Enters White House Film Contest

    When the White House asked students from across the country to submit short films about the power of technology in schools, La Jolla teen Lilly Grossman eagerly answered the call. Lilly, 16, who attends La Jolla High School, is a participant in a Scripps Translational Science Institute study that ...

    • Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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    Scripps Study Participant Featured in Los Angeles Times Article

    Lilly Grossman isn’t all that different from other 16-year-old girls. She studies hard to maintain her honors student status at La Jolla High. She’s a voracious user of text messaging and online social networks for staying connected to her friends. And she’s starting to explore ...

    • Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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    Surging Flu Levels Crowding San Diego County Hospitals

    With cases of influenza surging across San Diego County, hospitals are seeing a rise in emergency room patients with flu-like symptoms, and hospital beds are filling up with people suffering from severe cases of the seasonal illness. The virulent H1N1 strain of the virus is more prevalent this year, ...

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    No Cure for COPD; Treatment Available

    COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — is a progressive disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe and is one of the most common lung diseases in adults. It is marked by difficulty exhaling because of changes in the lungs, shortness of breath, chronic cough and production of large ...

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    NIH Director Calls Scripps Research "Amazing Stuff"

    In the world of medical research, there are few endorsements more coveted than the one from the director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, MD. The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) received such a nod when Dr. Collins posted a commentary on his NIH blog about the ...

    • Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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    Scripps Researcher Praises $1,000 Genome Breakthrough

    More than a decade after the first human genome was sequenced for hundreds of millions of dollars, San Diego-based Illumina has unveiled its new DNA mapping system that can do the job for $1,000. Breaking the $1,000 cost barrier is significant because researchers can now afford to sequence the large ...

    • Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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    Scripps Researchers Closing in on Heart Attack Blood Test

    Researchers with Scripps Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have laid the groundwork for creating a blood test that one day might predict heart attacks days or weeks before they happen in high risk patients. Kelly Bethel, MD and Eric Topol, MD, along with their TSRI colleagues, ...

    • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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    Mending a Broken Heart with Stem Cells

    A new stem-cell treatment may help heart attack patients do something once thought medically impossible — regenerate dead heart muscle. Dr. Richard Schatz is leading the Allstar study at Scripps Clinic — it is just one of three centers in the nation testing the therapy from Capricor, a Los ...