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21-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to manufacture compounds used in medicines
Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at Scripps Research, inspired by electric car batteries, have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements for the manufacturing of medicines.

Released: 5-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Tethered antibodies present a potential new approach to prevent influenza virus infections all season long
Scripps Research Institute

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing all types of influenza virus known to infect humans.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 1:25 PM EDT
Solving a 100-Year Mystery in Blood Pressure Research
Scripps Research Institute

New insight into how cells sense blood pressure could present better targets for treating hypertension.

24-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Synthetic Microorganisms Allow Scientists to Study Ancient Evolutionary Mysteries in the Laboratory
Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at Scripps Research and their collaborators have created microorganisms that may recapitulate key features of organisms thought to have lived billions of years ago, allowing them to explore questions about how life evolved.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Scientists Capture Images of Antibodies Working Together Against Malaria
Scripps Research Institute

Scientists investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot on the parasite.

Released: 11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers look beyond BMI to predict obesity-related disease risk
Scripps Research Institute

Predictors of future diabetes and cardiovascular disease for a person with obesity can be found among their body's metabolites.

Released: 9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Noted mathematician Benedict Gross joins Scripps Research Board of Directors
Scripps Research Institute

Benedict Gross, PhD, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Harvard University and former dean of Harvard College, has joined the Board of Directors at Scripps Research.

Released: 8-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Scripps Research scientist Ben Cravatt receives Outstanding Investigator Award from National Cancer Institute
Scripps Research Institute

The prestigious award will support the Cravatt laboratory with $7.8 million over seven years.

Released: 4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
'Double agent' in the immune system may make us vulnerable to bacterial infections
Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered the role of an immune system double agent. This molecule, called USP18, can help curtail immune responses, but it can also open the door to bacterial infections, such as harmful listeria and staph infections.

Released: 4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Professor Wendy Havran named 2018 Outstanding Mentor
Scripps Research Institute

Havran, a professor at Scripps Research and associate dean of the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, was recently named the 2018 Outstanding Mentor by the Society of Fellows, a postdoctoral organization at Scripps Research.

Released: 12-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT
Rare Antibodies Show Scientists How to Neutralize the Many Types of Ebola
Scripps Research Institute

Two new studies by scientists at Scripps Research are bringing Ebola virus’s weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection—not only for Ebola virus, but for other closely related pathogens as well.

Released: 27-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
New Urine Dipstick Test Detects Cause of Disease That Blinds Millions
Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at Scripps Research have developed a urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide.

Released: 7-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers Look to Worms for a New Model of a Peripheral Nervous System Disease
Scripps Research Institute

"In humans, being able to tweak levels of TTR degradation could act as a means of stopping TTR toxicity."

Released: 25-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
New Strategy for Cancer Therapy Spells Double Trouble for Tumors
Scripps Research Institute

The study, published recently in Nature Communications, shows that a molecule in cells, called Rad52, repairs special kinds of damaged DNA that accumulate in some cancers.

Released: 23-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Scientists get first look at T cell responses in Ebola virus survivors
Scripps Research Institute

New Scripps Research study offers guidance for more effective Ebola vaccines

Released: 11-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT
The Scripps Research Institute Expands Faculty with Five New Members
Scripps Research Institute

Expertise encompasses cancer, immunotherapy and regenerative medicine

Released: 28-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Some existing anti-cancer drugs may act in part by targeting RNA, study shows
Scripps Research Institute

The research offers another approach for tackling diseases that have been considered "undruggable," including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and certain cancers.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Scripps Research Scientists Find New Way to Block Alcohol Addiction and Ease Withdrawal
Scripps Research Institute

“The big takeaway here is that we have a new molecular target linked to alcohol addiction,” says Olivier George, PhD, associate professor at Scripps Research.

Released: 25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
AbbVie and Calibr announce collaboration for next generation T-cell therapies
Scripps Research Institute

Collaboration will focus on switchable CAR-T therapies aimed primarily at solid tumors.