Vol 10. Issue 39 / December 20, 2010

Bi-Coastal Team Awarded $7.5 Million to Identify Potential Drug Candidates to Treat Nicotine Addiction — The new compounds under development by scientists in Florida and California may be useful for treating a range of addictions.

Scripps Florida Scientists Awarded $2.35 Million to Study New Obesity Treatment — The funding will drive new therapeutics development at Scripps Research and Dana-Farber using novel insight into fat metabolism.

Scripps Research Study Ranked Among Time Magazine's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2010

Cindy Ehlers Honored with Marsh Lectureship

Scientists Home In on Chemicals Needed to Reprogram Cells

Team Devises Broad New Technique for Screening Proteins

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

Letter from the President
Scripps Research President Richard A. Lerner sends his holiday greetings and reviews the year's accomplishments.