Vol 9. Issue 39 / December 21, 2009

Letter from the President – President Richard A. Lerner sends his holiday greetings.

Researchers Reveal Key Structure from Ebola Virus – The breakthrough findings from the Ollmann Saphire lab point to targets for drugs and vaccines.

In Memoriam: Jared Franklin Purton (1976 - 2009) – "Jared had a special gift for bringing out the best in us," says Professor Charles D. Surh.

Bruce Beutler wins Will Rogers Prize

Kim Janda to Receive Honorary Degree

Curt Wittenberg Elected AAAS Fellow

Erica Ollmann Saphire Wins $1.2 Million NIH Award

Pat Griffin Wins $1.2 Million NIH Award

Ian Wilson to Speak at the Fleet Science Center

Team Restores Some Function to Cells from Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Elizabeth Fago Gives $1 Million to Scripps Florida

Team Develops Cheap, Easy "Kitchen Chemistry" to Perform Formerly Complex Synthesis

Scientists Find New Link Between Insulin and Core Body Temperature

Team Shows Switching Between Sugary and Regular–Tasting Diet Can Activate Brain's Stress System and Lead to "Withdrawal" Symptoms

Floor Three

New Consortium Led by Scripps Research Scientists Awarded $10 Million by National Cancer Institute

Team Led by Scripps Research and UC San Diego Scientists Reveals Secrets of Drought Resistance

Ronald Davis Joins Scripps Florida as Founding Chair of New Neuroscience Department

Scientists Crack Mystery of Protein's Dual Function
The work from the Schimmel-Yang lab provides insights into a potential therapeutic for cancer and eye diseases.