Imperial Valley News Center
Mayo Clinic joins Illumina, Warburg Pincus, and Sutter Hill Ventures to form Helix to Accelerate Consumer Adoption of Genomics
San Francisco, California - Illumina, Inc., Warburg Pincus and Sutter Hill Ventures announced Tuesday that they have formed a company to empower consumers to discover insights into their own genomes through a vibrant ecosystem of high-quality content partners. The company, called Helix, is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and received financing commitments in excess of $100 million. Jay Flatley, CEO of Illumina, will serve as Chairman of the Board.
Rochester, Minnesota - For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they've been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs says parents and caregivers should know the warning signs. "If your child is reluctant to go to school, stressed after spending time online or avoids social situations, he or she may be being bullied." Dr. Biggs points out that consequences of bullying can be serious. Victims are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, self-harm, poor grades and in rare cases, suicide.
Scottsdale, Arizona - The concern with fast weight loss is that it usually takes extraordinary efforts in diet and exercise - efforts that could be unhealthy and that you probably can't maintain as permanent lifestyle changes.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Your head hurts. Again! The first step in foiling your frequent headaches is determining what type of headache you're battling. Sometimes headaches are a symptom of another disease or condition; sometimes there's no clear cause.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes yesterday's release from prison in Belarus of Mikalai Statkevich, Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Evgeniy Vackovich, Artyom Prokopenko, and Yuriy Rubtsov. The release of these six political prisoners is a positive development for the people of Belarus and an important step toward normalizing relations with the United States. We reiterate our call for the Government of Belarus to restore the political rights of these six and other former political prisoners.
San Francisco, California - Lumsden W. Quan, 47, an art dealer from San Francisco, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to violate the Lacey and Endangered Species Act and to a violation of the Lacey Act for knowingly selling black rhinoceros horns to an undercover agent from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). His co-defendant, Edward N. Levine, charged in the indictment remains scheduled for trial on Oct. 19, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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