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The stock price for San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS) hit its highest point in eight years Tuesday, as the UBS financial services firm upgraded the company from a “neutral” to “buy” based on strong growth projections tied to the improving economy, changing demographics and reforms from the Affordable Care Act.

A subsidiary of Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has joined with New York’s AMC Health in a collaborative effort to boost wireless connectivity and care coordination with patients who have heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or lung disease.

Nashville-based HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a provider of workforce development and research/patient experience solutions for the health care industry has completed the acquisition of San Diego-based HealthLine Systems.

Murrieta may be known to many people as a small, inland commuter town without much influence outside Southwest Riverside County, but the city of less than 110,000 has a growing role in the international business community and as an incubator of innovation.

Investment opportunities in health care-related companies are likely to see rewards during this period of health care evolution, a UBS analyst said.

San Diego-based Denovo Biopharma LLC announced Tuesday that it has exclusively licensed its Pomaglumetad Methionil schizophrenia drug from Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY)

The Univeristy of California, San Diego received $456.7 million in research and project grants from July through December last year, according to the most recent data from the university.

Construction is completed on the new 383,000-square-foot Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot central energy plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus at 9888 Genesee Ave.

Here’s the latest news on some long-term projects happening around the county. Projects are listed by estimated cost.

In roughly two years, students, staff and the Chula Vista community will have new aquatics facilities, indoor sporting venue and fitness labs as Southwestern College is getting ready to start construction on its new Wellness Center.

San Diego County businesses have special opportunities to help the region conserve water through the adoption of water-efficient practices indoors and outdoors during what is shaping up to be a fourth consecutive dry year. Those upgrades can boost the bottom line and demonstrate the business’ dedication to the efficient use of natural resources.

Some of the nation’s top oncology researchers and private companies met Thursday at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center for the 11th annual Industry/Academic Translational Oncology Symposium.

The underwriters of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.'s public offering have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1.04 million shares of the company's common stock at the price of $36 per share, according to a Friday release.

San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego partnered to launch a new joint doctoral program (JDP) in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use.

Top players in the oncology field are gathering in San Diego Thursday for the 11th annual University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center Industry/Academia Translational Oncology Symposium.

Biotechnology company Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) has announced the publishing of a manuscript, in the February issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, on the investigational form of its proprietary drug for the systemic treatment of certain tumors.

KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

A Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) subsidiary and Roche have entered into a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients.

Scripps Health has announced its 35th annual Clinical Hematology and Oncology Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine Feb. 14 through 17.

Medical marijuana dispensaries will have to post warning signs on their products, which may face inspections for the presence of pesticides, molds and other toxins, under amended regulations passed almost unanimously by the San Diego City Council on Tuesday.

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