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Scientists Find Protein-Building Enzymes Have Undergone Metamorphosis and Evolved Diverse New Functions

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and their collaborators have found that ancient enzymes, known for their fundamental role in translating genetic information into proteins, evolved...
16-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Gene That Plays a Surprising Role in Combating Aging

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in aging, a discovery that could lead to the possibility of using therapeutics, even commonly used ones, to manipulate the aging...
17-Jul-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Shed New Light on Nerve Cell Growth

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed new light on the complex processes of nerve cell growth, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously...
10-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Uncover New Compounds that Could Affect Circadian Rhythm

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprising new role for a pair of compounds that have the potential to alter circadian rhythm, the complex physiological process, present in most living things, that responds to a...
8-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find Potential New Use for Cancer Drug in Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders

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Scientists working to make gene therapy a reality have solved a major hurdle: how to bypass a blood stem cell’s natural defenses and efficiently insert disease-fighting genes into the cell’s genome.
26-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal Molecular ‘Yin-Yang’ of Blood Vessel Growth

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Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a crucial process that regulates development of blood vessels. The finding may lead to treatments for disorders involving abnormal blood vessel growth, including diabetic retinopathy and...
18-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Pinpoint How Genetic Mutation Causes Early Brain Damage

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed light on how a specific kind of genetic mutation can cause damage during early brain development that results in lifelong learning and behavioral disabilities.
12-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Scientists Find New Targets that Could Increase Effectiveness, Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Treatments

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have found new targets for potential intervention in breast cancer. These new targets could eventually increase effectiveness and reduce the undesirable side effects associated...
5-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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