of the World’s Deadliest Diseases
With a death rate of up to 90%, Ebola is one of the
world’s deadliest diseases. But thanks to a new breakthrough
at Scripps Research, it just got a little less scary.
Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, Scripps Research scientist,
has unlocked a critical mystery about the structure of the
Ebola virus – a vital clue to how the virus deceives our
immune systems. Not only is her
research a major breakthrough for Ebola, but it has
wide-ranging implications for the study of other
Milestones in Medical Science
Way to Evaluate Cancer Drugs
If you are a cancer patient waiting for a new type of
treatment to hit the market, every day matters. But the
average time for a drug to go from research to market is about
seven and a half years.
Patrick Griffin, Professor and Director of Scripps
Florida’s Translational Research Institute, has developed a
new test that helps determine how effective drugs are likely
to be for the treatment of diseases like breast cancer and
novel method promises to be a huge advantage in getting
targeted drugs to market.
the Way for New Alzheimer’s Tests and Treatment
At age 65, five out of every 100 people are living with
Alzheimer's disease, a progressive and fatal brain disorder.
Yet despite its tremendous reach, much is still unknown about
this debilitating disorder.
New research by Scripps Research scientist Claes
Wahlestedt offers an exciting clue to how Alzheimer's disease
progresses. His team has been the first to discover a
specialized form of RNA that is directly linked to the
progression of the disease… and
his research is paving the way for the development of new
diagnostic tests and treatment.
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completed the total chemical synthesis of the
anti-cancer drug, Taxol, approved by the Food and Drug
Administration for the treatment of ovarian
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Molecules that Changed the World
From wonder drugs that save lives
to nerve poisons used in bio-terrorism, chemical
discovery has profoundly influenced history. In his new
book, "Molecules that Changed the World", Scripps
Research's award-winning chemist, K.C. Nicolaou reveals
the secrets behind the history and the chemistry of
these ground-breaking discoveries.
We invite you to listen to Dr. K.C.
Nicolaou discuss his new book on
September 3rd as we open a new season of Frontiers in