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Scientists Open New Frontier of Vast Chemical ‘Space’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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