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Modern Alchemy: TSRI Chemists Devise Synthesis of Valuable Exotic Compounds


Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a broad, strikingly inexpensive method for synthesizing “amines,” a class of organic compounds prominent in drugs and other modern products. The new reaction is particularly useful for...
21-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

TSRI Scientists Identify Interferon Beta as Likely Culprit in Persistent Viral Infections


Interferon proteins are normally considered virus-fighters, but scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found evidence that one of them, interferon beta, has an immune-suppressing effect that can help some viruses establish persistent...
12-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

TSRI Researchers Investigate an Enzyme Important for Nervous System Health


Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, working closely with researchers at the National Institutes of Health, have mapped out the structure of an important protein involved in cellular function and nervous system development.
11-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

TSRI Scientists Link Brain Protein to Binge-Drinking Behavior


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models.
11-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

TSRI Scientists Find Hyped New Recreational Drug ‘Flakka’ Is As Addictive As Bath Salts


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found using animal models that the new recreational drug alpha-PVP (“flakka”) seems equivalently potent as a stimulant, and therefore as addictive, as its chemical cousin MDPV (“bath salts”).
8-May-2015 8:30 AM EDT

TSRI Researchers Connect Haywire Protein to Breast Cancer, Leukemia


A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute sheds light on the cause of some cancers, including breast cancer and leukemia.
6-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Finds Metabolic Link Between Bacterial ‘Biofilms’ and Colon Cancer


team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has uncovered a big clue to how bacteria may promote some colon cancers.
5-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Win $2.4 Million to Expand Development of New Pain Therapies


Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.4 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of The National Institutes of Health to expand development of new pain medications with fewer side effects...
6-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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