Science Teachers Become Students for a Day
Science teachers from across the San Diego Unified School District attended a seminar at TSRI on trends in research and the scientific marketplace.

Ceremony Dedicates Two New Institutes at TSRI
A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially dedicated two new institutes on campus: the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases and the Helen L. Dorris Institute for the Study of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders of Children and Adolescents.

$35 Million Alcohol Grant Awarded to Consortium Led by TSRI Researchers
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has funded a multi-year consortium headed by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to identify the molecular basis of alcoholism. "Despite many years of independent study of the biochemistry and physiology [and] systems and processes hypothesized to be involved in alcoholism, the mechanisms are still unclear," says TSRI Professor George F. Koob, who is the program director of the grant.


Novel Amino Acids Come of Age

All known forms of life use 20 amino acids and only 20. That is, until TSRI investigator Peter Schultz and his colleagues succeeded in adding a novel amino acid, O-methyl-tyrosine, to the genetic code of E. coli. According to Shultz, this is only the beginning.

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