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Scientists Open New Frontier of Vast Chemical ‘Space’


Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have invented a powerful and extraordinarily robust method for joining complex organic molecules that can be used to make pharmaceuticals, fabrics, dyes, plastics and other materials previously inaccessible...
15-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Scripps Florida Scientists Win Grant to Uncover Ways to Erase Toxic PTSD Memories


Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services of the National Institutes of Health to better understand how memories are stored in the...
12-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Solving a Long-Standing Mystery, Scripps Research Institute Scientists Identify Principal Protein Sensor for Touch


A team led by biologists at The Scripps Research Institute has solved a long-standing mystery in neuroscience by identifying the “mechanoreceptor” protein that mediates the sense of touch in mammals.
2-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computer's) Spare Time


Beginning today, anyone can download a safe and free app that will put their computer or Android-based mobile device to work to form a virtual supercomputer to help The Scripps Research Institute screen millions of chemical compounds to identify new...
3-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

TSRI Scientists Create New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D


Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software developed at The Scripps Research Institute. In a study published December 1 in the journal Nature Methods, the researchers...
1-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Pain and Itch in a Dish


A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has found a simple method to convert human skin cells into the specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations and are affected by spinal cord injury and...
24-Nov-2014 11:50 AM EST

TSRI Researchers Find How Mutant Gene Can Cause Deafness


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies.
20-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Cells’ Natural Response to Chronic Protein Misfolding May Do More Harm than Good


Protein misfolding” diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s may be seriously exacerbated by the body’s own response against that misfolding, according to a new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.
18-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

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