Vol 10. Issue 37 / December 6, 2010

Scientists Redefine the Role of Plasma Cells in the Immune System — The findings, from the McHeyzer-Williams lab, challenge a long-held dogma in the field of immunology.

Scripps Florida Kicks Off Third Season of Front Lines of Hope Discussion Series — Professors Patrick Griffin and Donald Phinney will speak on "Stem Cells: Hype versus Reality," on Thursday, December 9.

Minghua Nie Wins NIH Award

Team Reports Molecular Structure of Dopamine Receptor

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 Devises Broad New Technique for Screening Proteins
The method, from the Cravatt lab, may have broad applications in drug development.