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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

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal Weak Spots in Ebola’s Defenses


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by the antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug cocktail administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.
13-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

TSRI Researchers Discover New Type of Neuron that Plays Key Role in Nicotine Addiction


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that the brain’s reward and stress systems are actually linked. Their findings show that in the core of the brain’s reward system specific neurons are active both with use of and withdrawal...
14-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

The Backwards Brain? New TSRI Study Shows How Brain Maps Develop to Help Us Perceive the World


Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute reveal that physically moving forward actually trains the brain to perceive the world normally. The findings also show that, the order in which we see things could help the brain calibrate how we...
12-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Scripps Florida Scientists Unveil New Targets, Test to Develop Treatments for Memory Disorders


In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a number of new therapeutic targets for memory disorders and have developed a new screening test to uncover compounds that may one day...
12-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Catalyst-Where-You-Want-It Method Expands the Possibilities for New Drug Development


Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have described a method for creating and modifying organic compounds that overcomes a major limitation of previous methods.
7-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

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