February 11, 2016
Scripps Florida Scientists Identify a Memory Suppressor that May Play a Role in Autism
Discovered only in the 1990s, microRNAs are short molecules that work within virtually all cells.
February 11, 2016
TSRI Study Reveals New Link Between Brain and Fat-Burning Circuit
A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), is the first to show that oxygen sensing in the brain has a role in metabolism and sensing an organism’s internal state.
February 10, 2016
Scripps Florida Researchers Develop 'LIGHTSABR'—A Cheap, Portable Drug-Discovery System
Screening large “libraries” of compounds to find those with a desired biological activity is a powerful method for discovering new drugs, but requires a large, expensive and dedicated facility.
February 05, 2016
Local Neuroscientists Gather for Synapse 2016
More than 200 of the brightest scientific minds in the region gathered today at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to network and share their research findings.
February 03, 2016
Scripps Florida Scientists Win $1.2 Million to Study New Strategies for Treating Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Muscle Decline
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded nearly $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a series of drug candidates that advance more effective treatments for a range of conditions, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and muscle atrophy.
January 29, 2016
Remicade ® Developer Funds New Super-Resolution Microscope at Scripps Florida
The co-developer of Remicade ®, one of the three top-selling drugs in the world, has donated more than $500,000 to fund what will be known as the Iris and Junming Le Foundation Super-Resolution Microscopy Facility on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).
January 28, 2016
TSRI Study Reveals Workings of Mysterious 'Relief Valve' that Protects Cells from Swelling
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved a long-standing mystery in cell biology by showing essentially how a key “relief-valve” in cells does its job.
January 27, 2016
Philanthropist Samuel Yin Provides $12.8 Million Gift for New Laboratories at The Scripps Research Institute
Philanthropist and businessman Samuel Yin of Taiwan has given $12.8 million to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to help fund construction of a new building complex on the La Jolla campus.
January 25, 2016
Crouching Protein, Hidden Enzyme
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley shows how a crucial molecular enzyme starts in a tucked-in somersault position and flips out when it encounters the right target.
January 19, 2016
New TSRI Study Shows Path to ‘Dial Down’ Autoimmunity without Compromising Immune Response
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows how dangerous autoimmune responses, seen in diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis, might be “dialed down” without compromising the immune system’s ability to fight viruses and bacteria.
January 18, 2016
TSRI Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Protein that Guides the Immune System
Many cells have microscopic gates, called ion channels, which open to allow the flow of ions across the cell membrane.
January 14, 2016
TSRI Researchers Develop Versatile New Way to Build Molecules
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and widely applicable technique for building potential drug molecules and other organic compounds.
January 14, 2016
TSRI Chemists Devise Powerful New Method for Modifying Drug Molecules
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a versatile new technique for making modifications—especially one type of extremely difficult, but much-sought-after modification—to complex drug molecules.
January 13, 2016
New TSRI Study: Flipping Molecular 'Switch' May Reduce Nicotine's Effects in the Brain
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a “switch” to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine.
January 12, 2016
TSRI Chemists Awarded $2.1 Million to Create Potential New Therapies with Click Chemistry
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have received a grant of more than $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to create and screen a new library of drug candidates.