Vol 10. Issue 11 / March 29, 2010

Richard and Helen DeVos Gift Kicks Off Drive to Endow Scripps Florida Graduate Program
The new initiative seeks to bring more top-rated scholars to the Scripps Florida graduate program.

Top Scientists Explore the Origin of Life in Lasker Lecture
Nobel laureate Jack Szostak of Harvard Medical School and Brian Paegel of Scripps Florida explore such fundamental questions as how living cells first formed on earth and if they could form in similar ways on other planets.

Julius Rebek Made Honorary Member of the University of Bonn Faculty

Light Activated "Warhead" Turns Modest Molecules into Super Protein Killers

Scientists Identify Age-Associated Defects in Schizophrenia

Courtney Miller's Compass

Team Reveals How An Old Drug Could Have A New Use for Treating River Blindness

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

Scripps Research Team Finds Structure of 'Swine Flu' Virus
The findings from the Wilson lab explain why young people have been more vulnerable than older individuals in recent pandemic.