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    State of Mind: Epilepsy

    April 1, 2015

    Epilepsy: A mother and scientist advocates for new research and investment by Catherine Jacobson My son’s first seizure happened when he was 14 weeks old. Ben was in the Baby Bjorn on my chest, apparently a peacefully sleeping infant. His eyes opened and rolled back into his head. It only lasted a few seconds. The first time it happened, I

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    State of Mind: Living with Depression

    March 2, 2015

    Living with Depression By Jackie Karner-Sawyer I was first diagnosed with depression when I was 33, right after the birth of my first child.  It was textbook postpartum depression, but there were other previous symptoms that were over looked this time around.  I found a therapist and began sessions and my primary care physician was able to prescribe an antidepressant

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    Orion Crowdfunding Campaign Featured in FierceBiotechIT

    February 16, 2015

    The former head of Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) initiative to develop stratified drugs for Alzheimer's disease is trying to crowdfund the development of computer simulations of brain disorders. Magali Haas is seeking $299,900 for the project, which builds on a multiple sclerosis prediction model created by her nonprofit, Orion Bionetworks.

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    State of Mind: History can’t repeat itself

    February 11, 2015

    It began with a phone call. The guidance counselor from our local high school, calling to say my oldest daughter, Madison, was being transported to a local emergency room. As a parent of 4 children, having a child rushed to an emergency room is old hat, but this wasn’t an “I can handle it” typical situation. Madison was being sent to a psychiatric emergency room for immediate evaluation. To say I was stunned is a complete understatement.

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    Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference | February 15-20, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

    February 1, 2015

    The 22nd International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference is the industry’s Preeminent Event on Molecular Medicine, focusing on Drug Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Spanning six days this year, the Tri-Conference includes an expanded program that includes 6 symposia, over 20 short courses, and 17 conference programs.

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