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Scripps Research Institute Chemists Achieve New Technique with Profound Implications for Drug Development

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A team from The Scripps Research Institute has established a new C-H activation technique that opens the door to creating a broader range of pure molecules of one-handedness or “chirality” by eliminating previous starting-material limitations.
20-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New TSRI Studies Bring Scientists Closer to Combating Dangerous Unstable Proteins

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a way to decrease deadly protein deposits in the heart, kidney and other organs associated with a group of human diseases called the systemic amyloid diseases.
21-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Identify Trigger for Crucial Immune System Cell

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection.
15-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scripps Research Institute Team Receives $6.6 Million to Investigate Deadly Lassa Virus

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $6.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to lead an investigation of Lassa fever virus, the most prevalent virus-induced hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa.
14-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Link ALS Progression to Increased Protein Instability

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A new study by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other institutions suggests a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
13-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

TSRI Scientists Create Mimic of ‘Good’ Cholesterol to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have created a synthetic molecule that mimics “good” cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. The molecule, taken orally, improved cholesterol in just...
9-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

San Diego Researchers to Receive $4.4 Million in NIH Initiative to Harness ‘Goldmines’ in Biomedical Data

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San Diego researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Translational Science Institute will receive more than $4.4 million as part of a National Institutes of Health initiative called “Big Data to Knowledge.”
9-Oct-2014 11:25 AM EDT

Ancient Protein-Making Enzyme Moonlights as DNA Protector

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Scripps Research Institute scientists have found an enzyme best known for its fundamental role in building proteins has a second major function: to protect DNA during times of cellular stress. The finding, remarkable on a basic science level, also...
30-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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