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UCSD gets $52 million to speed drug development
San Diego Union-Tribune

The National Institutes of Health is giving UC San Diego $52 million to accelerate efforts to turn scientific discoveries into new drugs and therapies, stoking La Jolla’s rapid rise as a leader in translational medicine.

In less than two years, local scientists have received more than $525 million in big grants and donations to find more effective ways to treat everything from cancer and dementia to diabetes and auto-immune disorders.