AIDS Research Forward, One Home Computer at a Time
With millions of possible mutations of the HIV virus
and millions of chemical compounds that might stop these new
variations, the fight against HIV/AIDS is a high-stakes
While scientists have been able to design equations
that play through these scenarios, performed traditionally the
calculations would take decades.
Now, Scripps Research Professor Arthur Olson has teamed
up with IBM's Community Grid to put unused computer time,
donated by individuals like you, to work on HIV researchers'
calculations. Capitalizing on the computational might of one
of the world's largest supercomputers, the Fight
AIDS at Home project is leapfrogging HIV/AIDS research
Milestones in Medical Science
the Team to Stop HIV
With important new findings published this fall, Dr.
Dennis Burton is widely regarded as a leader in the field of
HIV vaccine research.
Burton, however, would rather think of himself as he
does on the soccer field... as
part of the team.
Program in Neurosciences Promotes Creative Collaboration
Scripps Research has long been known for its creative,
idea-driven collaborations. This spring, it took another step
in this direction with the creation of the Program in
self-governing group of faculty members, this program will
promote scientific exchange among its members and capitalize
Research's strengths in this dynamic
|Facts & Figures |
|Scripps Researchers have developed
strategy against HIV that could lead to a
vaccine - first blocking the virus where it enters
the body, then activating the immune
Every day, researchers come closer
to understanding the workings of HIV/AIDS.
Progress is made through sustained,
detailed effort on multiple projects - projects
that rely on the critical partnership between Scripps
Research scientists and supporters like
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Three New NAS Members
On April 29, three
members of Scripps Research were elected to the National
Academy of Sciences. Newly elected members are:
geneticist Dr. Bruce Beutler, immunologist Dr. Michael
Oldstone, and microbiologist Dr. Peter Wright. With
them, Scripps Research faculty includes 19 members of
the National Academy of Sciences.