Modern Alchemy: TSRI Chemists Devise Synthesis of Valuable Exotic CompoundsThe new reaction can create complex “amines” that could be highly useful in pharmaceuticals, but have been impractical—or impossible—to make with standard methods.
TSRI Celebrates 23rd CommencementThe ceremony honored 38 graduating students and honorary degree recipient Eric Topol, who delivered the keynote address “Entering the World of Big.”
TSRI Scientists Find Hyped New Recreational Drug 'Flakka' Is As Addictive As 'Bath Salts'The new drug is potent and highly addictive, comparable to its chemical cousin.
TSRI Researchers Investigate an Enzyme Important for Nervous System Health The new “map” of the protein helps researchers understand cellular transport.
TSRI Scientists Identify Interferon Beta as Likely Culprit in Persistent Viral InfectionsThe results suggest that drugs blocking IFNβ might one day be used to treat persistent viral infections, which include HIV and hepatitis B and C infections.
TSRI Scientists Link Brain Protein to Binge-Drinking BehaviorDeleting a specific gene in mice ramped up alcohol consumption.
Study Finds Metabolic Link Between Bacterial 'Biofilms' and Colon CancerThe findings suggest that removing bacterial biofilms could be a key strategy for preventing and treating colon cancers.
TSRI Researchers Connect Haywire Protein to Breast Cancer, LeukemiaThe team found that too much of a key protein slows DNA replication and introduces potentially harmful cancer-linked mutations when cells divide.
New Study: Nerve Cells and Blood Vessels in Eye ‘Talk’ to Prevent DiseaseThe study has implications for treating diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration—leading causes of vision loss in adults.
Scientists Uncover Surprising New Details of Potential Alzheimer’s TreatmentThe new study points to promising new directions using a recognized therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s disease.
Neuroscientists Identify Brain Circuitry Responsible for Increased Anxiety in Smoking Cessation The research yielded several discoveries about brain mechanisms that induce anxiety during nicotine withdrawal—and possible ways to derail them.
Team Finds Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain ChangesThe research may provide new tools for someday preventing or treating a number of psychiatric disorders.
Study: Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol ConsumptionNew research sheds light on why smokers have a five to ten times greater risk of developing alcohol dependence than nonsmokers.