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Ancient Enzyme Morphed Shape to Carry Out New Functions in Humans
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Scientists Find New Cancer Drug Target in Dual-Function Protein
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Asking the Hard Questions: A Profile of Xiang-Lei Yang
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Paul Schimmel, Ph.D. Elected to National Academy of Inventors
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Congratulations, Professor Schimmel!

Yang lab's Nature paper (Weiwei He and Ge Bai, co-first authors) highlighted in Scripps News & Views | New Study from TSRI and Salk Points to Cause of Debilitating Nerve Disease
Findings Could Lead to Treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
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SSRL Headline News Highlights Work of Sajish Mathew
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Team Reveals Unique Mechanism of Natural Product with Powerful Antimicrobial Action
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Sajish's Nature Paper Receives "Exceptional" Recommendation in Faculty of 1000
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Sajish's Nature Paper is Highlighted in Nature Chemical Biology 'News and Views'
Please visit: http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v11/n3/full/nchembio.1756.html

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Uncover New, Fundamental Mechanism for How Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits
The Ingredient Found in Red Wine Activates Ancient Stress Response
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Na Wei's Paper is Featured as Editor's Choice
"Oxidative stress diverts tRNA synthetase to nucleus for protection against DNA damage" was selected to be highlighted in the Editors' Choice section of Science Signaling, the weekly journal from the publisher of Science magazine.
Please visit: http://stke.sciencemag.org/content/7/350/ec311.abstract

TSRI Collaboration Finds Ancient Protein-Making Enzyme Moonlights as DNA Protector
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that an enzyme best known for its fundamental role in building proteins has a second major function: to protect DNA during times of cellular stress.
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Study Finds Molecular ‘Yin-Yang’ Regulates Blood Vessel Growth
The findings from the Yang lab point the way to new anti-cancer strategies.
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Xiang-Lei Yang, Ph.D. Promotion to Professor
Xiang-Lei Yang was promoted to Full Professor as of May 1, 2014 in the Department of Chemical Physiology.
Congratulations, Professor Yang!

Min Guo, Ph.D. Promotion to Associate Professor
Min Guo was promoted to Associate Professor as of May 1, 2014 in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Florida Campus.
Congratulations, Professor Guo!

Youngzee Song Earns Ph.D. From Scripps Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Youngzee Song successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis ""Understanding the consequences of mistranslation caused by aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases" on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Professor Paul Schimmel was her advisor, while Professors Peter Vogt (chair), Peter Wright, Joel Buxbaum and Susan Ackerman served as her committee members.
Congratulations Dr. Song!!! 

Youngzee Song Receives "Best Presentation Award" at AARS2013
Youngzee Song received this wonderful achievement award for her presentation entitled: "Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid misincorporation into proteins and its connection to autoimmune disease" at the 9th International Symposium on Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetases held in Hakone, Japan, October 6-11, 2013.
Congratulations to you, Youngzee!

SSRL Headline News Highlights Work of Xiaoling Xu and Yi Shi 
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Na Wei Receives Travel Fellowship Award From CMTA
Na Wei has been awarded a travel fellowship from the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) for her presentation entitled “YARS is an angiogenin-mediated stress response protein” at the 5th International CMT Consortium held in Antwerp, Belgium, June 25-27, 2013.
Congratulations to you, Na Wei!

Guangsen Fu's Paper Named ‘Paper of the Week’
“tRNA controlled nuclear import of a human tRNA synthetase” by Guangsen Fu, Tao Xu, Yi Shi, Na Wei, and Xiang-Lei Yang, has been selected "Paper of the Week" by the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Only the top one percent of manuscripts reviewed each year by the journal receive this designation. The paper is available online at the Journal of Biological Chemistry website.

Collaboration Unlocks Evolutionary Secret of Blood Vessels

Team Solves Mystery of Nerve Disease Genes

Innovative Molecular Biologist Joins Cancer Biology Department

Researchers Uncover Chemical Basis for Extra "Quality Control" in Protein Production

Scientists Crack Mystery of Protein's Dual Function

Scripps Research Scientists Find Early Evolution Maximized the "Spellchecking" of Protein Sequences

Team Observes Human Neurodegenerative Disorder in Fruit Flies

Analysis of Protein-Building Enzyme Sheds Light on Protein Evolution

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