September 2008  View e-mail online  
The Scripps Research Institute
An e-Newsletter for Philanthropists
 
 

Focus On

From Lab to Bedside

In the process of drug development, Scripps Research’s specialty is beginnings. Through its advancement of basic knowledge in the biosciences, Scripps Research’s discoveries have been the seed to hundreds of clinical developments. Located in the center of San Diego’s biotech industry, many Scripps Research scientists are joining with venture capitalists to translate their discoveries into medical treatments.


Milestones in Medical Science

A New Slap Against Malaria

Malaria is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems, responsible for the death of a child every 30 seconds. Concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa where resistance to commonly used anti-malarial drugs is widespread, health officials and philanthropists alike are seeking new angles from which to head-off the problem.

Scripps Research Associate Professor Elizabeth Winzeler’s work may provide just such an angle. Her lab at the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases at Scripps Research is making strides toward novel malaria therapies by pioneering investigations into the parasite’s genome.


Other News

A Tremendous Year of Accomplishments, Thanks to You

Despite a decline in federal funding of basic biomedical research, Scripps Research is achieving more phenomenal, game-changing biomedical discoveries than ever. Scripps Research’s achievements rest upon its ability to attract the nation’s leading scientists, its cutting-edge technology, and its unique, interdisciplinary approach – and the support of generous donors.

Looking back on recent impressive accomplishments – from the discovery of new targets for cancer treatment to key findings about obesity – we’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you. See what your support has enabled.

 

 
Facts & Figures
Scientists at Scripps Research discovered a class of compounds that block the SARS virus from replicating, which may open the door to new drug targets against the deadly disease.
Thank you!

Scripps Research is famous for its partnerships between scientists, but its existence in itself is a partnership: with individuals who have a passion for making a difference in human health. Thank you for supporting some of the world’s most important biomedical research for more than 60 years.
 
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NIH Award Granted to Scripps Research

Scripps Research has been awarded its largest grant ever -- $80 million by the National Institutes of Health. The six-year grant was made to expand the work of The Scripps Research Molecular Screening Center which uses Scripps Florida’s high-throughput robotics to screen possible new drugs against various biological targets.

“Our hope is to speed up the translation of our work into medical solutions that will one day help to improve the lives of people who are ill,” says Professor Pat Griffin, chair of the Molecular Therapeutics Department at Scripps Florida.

 

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