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Researchers look beyond BMI to predict obesity-related disease risk

Predictors of future diabetes and cardiovascular disease for a person with obesity can be found among their body's metabolites.
11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Noted mathematician Benedict Gross joins Scripps Research Board of Directors

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.
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scripps Research scientist Ben Cravatt receives Outstanding Investigator Award from National Cancer Institute

The prestigious award will support the Cravatt laboratory with $7.8 million over seven years.
8-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Double agent' in the immune system may make us vulnerable to bacterial infections

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...
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Professor Wendy Havran named 2018 Outstanding Mentor

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.
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rare Antibodies Show Scientists How to Neutralize the Many Types of Ebola

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...
12-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Urine Dipstick Test Detects Cause of Disease That Blinds Millions

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.
27-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Look to Worms for a New Model of a Peripheral Nervous System Disease

"In humans, being able to tweak levels of TTR degradation could act as a means of stopping TTR toxicity."
7-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. TSRI is internationally recognized for its contributions to science and health, including its role in laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. An institution that evolved from the Scripps Metabolic Clinic founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, the institute now employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including two Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The institute's graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see


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