Vol 10. Issue 36 / November 22, 2010

Scientists Identify First Synthetic Activator of Two Critical Proteins — The discovery, from the Burris lab, could produce new approaches to treat numerous metabolic disorders.

Major Gift from Judy and J. John Goodman Supports Scripps Florida — The $50,000 gift will fund the work of Professor Thomas Kodadek and the graduate program endowment.

Paul Kenny Selected for Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Claes Wahlestedt Receives Leadership Award at 2010 BioFlorida

Putting Down Roots: Franck Polleux Explores the Brain's Dynamic Beginnings

Team Implicates Wayward DNA-Repair Enzyme in Friedreich's Ataxia

Scientists Uncover Possible Cocaine Addiction Trigger

Team "Watches" Formation of Cells' Protein Factories for First Time

Scientists Develop Novel Test that Identifies River Blindness Parasite in its Active State

Scientists Reveal First Structure of a Class of Proteins that Sniff Out Signals Guiding Blood Cell Movement

Scientists Reveal Structure of Dangerous Bacteria's Powerful Multidrug Resistance Pump

Scripps Research Scientists Win $65 Million in New Grants

Scientists Solve Long-Standing Mystery of Protein "Quality Control" Mechanism

Scientists Identify Molecules Involved in Touch and Other Mechanically Activated Systems

Team Discovers New Type of Anti-Malarial Compound

Team Reports Molecular Structure of Dopamine Receptor
The findings, from the Stevens lab, reveals the structure of a key cell receptor. This and other work will help scientists understand brain disorders and may accelerate drug discovery.