Vol 9. Issue 8 / March 9, 2009

Scripps Florida Opening in Photos - Images from three days of celebration.

The Conqueror Worm - The Tainer lab finds a potential new advance in ALS at the bottom of the sea. (See also Way Down Below the Ocean for the story of the long dive for the worm.)

Team Deepens Fundamental Understanding of How Vaccines Work - Research led by Professor Michael McHeyzer-Williams has uncovered the workings of specific immune molecules needed to produce effective vaccines and long-term immune memory.

Scripps Research to Participate in San Diego Science Festival

La Jolla Historical Society Event: "From Metabolic Clinic to The Scripps Research Institute"

Opening Ceremonies Celebrate New Scripps Florida Biomedical Research Facilities

Scientists Create First Crystal Structure of an Intermediate Particle in Virus Assembly

Team Increases Understanding of Two Types of Blindness, Bolsters Simple Prevention Strategy, and Develops Gene Therapy Option

Scientists Uncover Potential New Target for Schizophrenia Treatment

Team Finds Drug Lessens Body's Massive and Often Deadly Immune Response to Flu Virus

Team Develops New Technique to Tap Full Potential of Antibody Libraries

The Immortal Molecule

Scientists Develop Method for Generating Novel Types of Stem Cells

Scientists Engineer New Type of Vaccination that Provides Instant Immunity - "The advantage of this method is that it opens up the possibility of having antibodies primed and ready to go," says Professor Carlos Barbas, III.