Vol 11. Issue 5 / February 7, 2011

Team Converts Skin Cells to Beating Heart Cells — "This work represents a new paradigm in stem cell reprogramming," said Scripps Research Associate Professor Sheng Ding.

Scientist Discovers Natural Molecule Indirectly Prevents Stable Clot Formation — The findings suggest a possible novel target for the treatment of hemophilia A.

Scripps Research Awarded More than $3 Million to Develop Therapies for Biological Clock Disorders — Other grants to the same lab support work on diabetes and obesity.

Scripps Research Molecular Screening Center Work Leads to First Clinical Trial

Scripps Research Team Creates New Synthetic Compound with HIV-Fighting Promise

Scientists Reveal Complete Structure of HIV's Outer Shell

Scripps Research and Vanderbilt Launch Partnership

Team Creates Vaccine Against Cocaine High

Team Develops Groundbreaking Technology to Detect Alzheimer's Disease

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 Reveal Key Mechanism Governing Nicotine Addiction
The new research could produce novel therapies that increase natural resistance to addiction to smoking.