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Gladstone Institutes: Best Place for Postdocs to Work

Posted by Alex Gault on March 15, 2006

Life sciences journal The Scientist ranks San Francisco-based J. David Gladstone Institutes as the best place to do postdoctoral studies, jumping from 12th place in 2005.

The Institutes’ recent move across the street from UCSF’s Mission Bay campus has strengthened their affiliation with the university, where postdocs and faculty hold joint appointments.

Primary research efforts at the Institutes focus on 3 clinical problems: cardiovascular disease, AIDS, and neurodegenerative disorders. Each institute is organized around research units consisting of scientists, postdoctoral researchers, research associates, and students. 


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Health Search Engine Launches

Posted by Alex Gault on December 15, 2005

San Francisco based Healthline has launched the first search engine which focuses exclusively on the health care domain.

The Healthline search engine interprets everyday words used by searchers and matches them with medical terminology so that users can burrow down to the information they need. It draws upon a database of more than 800,000 medical terms and synonyms. Already, the engine has indexed 62,000 health web sites (40 million pages) and partnered with the leading proprietary medical databases. 

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