Vol 10. Issue 1 / January 11, 2010

Florida Philanthropists Phillip and Patricia Frost Give $1 Million to Scripps Florida – The gift is their second million-dollar donation to Scripps Florida.

Team Develops Technique to Determine Ethnic Origin of Stem Cell Lines – Work from the Loring lab could lead to collections of stem cell lines more representative of the U.S. and world populations in order to produce more accurate research and safer, more effective therapies.

A Sense of Balance – The LoGrasso lab develops the first new class of potential therapies for neurodegenerative disease to pass the blood-brain barrier.

Charles Weissmann Wins German Great Cross of Merit with Star

Jun Shi Selected to Receive Novartis Graduate Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

Scientists Crack Mystery of Protein's Dual Function

Researchers Reveal Key Structure from Ebola Virus

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

Scientists Show "Lifeless" Prions Capable of Evolutionary Change and Adaptation
The work from the Scripps Florida Weissmann lab may point to more effective therapeutic targets for deadly prion disease.