Vol 10. Issue 6 / February 22, 2010

Business Executive and Former U.S. House Leader Richard A. Gephardt Elected to Lead Scripps Research Institute Board of Trustees – Ambassador Steven J. Green and San Diego attorney Lynn Schenk are also elected to the governing body.

Scripps Florida and Gardens Mall "CELLebrate" Science
Some 4,000 people attended the educational science event in Palm Beach Gardens.

Going Green, Pound by Pound
The "Green Initiative" is promoting environmental stewardship and sustainable development on both campuses.

Landenberger Foundation Awards Three New Grants to Scripps Florida

Scripps Research Scientists Collaborate on New Lassa Fever Project

Alex Perryman Appointed to Chemical Biology & Drug Design Board

Scientists Find Two Compounds that Lay the Foundation for a New Class of AIDS Drug

Team Finds Stress Hormone Key to Alcohol Dependence

Scientists Find Cancer Cells Co-opt Fat Metabolism Pathway to Become More Malignant

Team Wins Global Race to Achieve Landmark Synthesis of Perplexing Natural Product

Scientists Show "Lifeless" Prions Capable of Evolutionary Change and Adaptation

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

Team Reveals How An Old Drug Could Have A New Use for Treating River Blindness
Research from the Janda lab suggests that the drug closantel may be useful in combating the world's second leading infectious cause of blindness.