Vol 11. Issue 1 / January 10, 2011

In Memoriam: Robert Nakamura (1927 - 2010) — Robert ("Bob") Nakamura left his mark on immunology and on Scripps.

Study Reveals Unexpected Mechanism of New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment — The research from the Chun lab improves understanding of a new drug's activity and potential.

Scientists Show Prions Mutate and Adapt to Host Environment — The findings from the Weissmann lab point to normal prion protein as the most effective therapeutic target for "mad cow" and related diseases.

F1000 Ranks Patapoutian Lab Paper Among Top Five in Biology in 2010

Chemical & Engineering News Lists Baran Lab Work Among Top 2010 Achievements

Jin-Quan Yu Wins Novartis Early Career Award

Wendy Havran Awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Copenhagen

Graduate Office Announces Merit Awards

Bi-Coastal Team Awarded $7.5 Million to Identify Potential Drug Candidates to Treat Nicotine Addiction

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

Team Develops Groundbreaking Technology to Detect Alzheimer's Disease
The new study, from the Kodadek lab, confirms the concept of antibody biomarkers to diagnose disease.