March 03, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Find a Defect Responsible for Memory Impairment in Aging
Everyone worries about losing their memory as they grow older—memory loss remains one of the most common complaints of the elderly.
March 02, 2015
FAU, Scripps Florida, Max Planck Announce Plans for Groundbreaking Research and Education Collaboration
One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education programs that will attract the best and brightest students to Palm Beach County, and transform Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter into a hub of scientific inquiry, innovation and economic development.
February 25, 2015
New Study Shows Decreased Aggressive Behavior Toward Strangers in Autism Spectrum Disorder Model
While aggression toward caregivers and peers is a challenge faced by many individuals and families dealing with autism, there has been much speculation in the media over the possibility of generally heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
February 18, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Announce Anti-HIV Agent So Powerful It Can Work in a Vaccine
In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine.
February 12, 2015
Microbes Prevent Malnutrition in Fruit Flies—and Maybe Humans, Too
Microbes, small and ancient life forms, play a key role in maintaining life on Earth.
February 12, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists' 'Mad Cow' Discovery Points to Possible Neuron Killing Mechanism Behind Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.
February 05, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Discover a Key Pathway That Protects Cells Against Death by Stress
When it comes to protecting cells from death brought on by the calamities of environmental stress, the human body is particularly ingenious.
January 27, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Establish that Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Associated with Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease
In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease.
January 21, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Move Closer to a Personalized Treatment Solution for Intellectual Disability
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have produced an approach that completely protects animal models against a type of genetic disruption that causes intellectual disability, including serious memory impairments and altered anxiety levels.
January 14, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Novel Platform for Treatment of Breast, Pancreatic Cancer
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a novel synthetic compound that sharply inhibits the activity of a protein that plays an important role in in the progression of breast and pancreatic cancers.