Professor Steve Mayfield of Scripps Research is
passionate about algae…particularly the molecular analysis of
gene expression in green algae.
In other words, this dedicated scientist is pioneering
ways that genetically engineered algae can be transformed into
useful human therapeutic proteins such as antibodies which
help our body fight disease.
how Mayfield's work may one day lower the cost of drug
Milestones in Medical Science
Scripps Researcher Enrique Saez
Receives Award for Diabetes Research
Dr. Enrique Saez of Scripps Research will tell you that
cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 70% of deaths in
patients with diabetes -- making it the leading killer of
people in that group.
But now, Assistant Professor Saez is going to do
something about it! He has been awarded a five-year Career
Development Award from the American Diabetes Association.
These premier awards provide financial support to
investigators who are poised
to make significant contributions to diabetes research.
Grant awards are just one of the ways that our
scientists receive funding for their groundbreaking research.
But they also rely on the very people who will benefit from
their work…people like you. Help
Scripps Research find the answers that will save thousand of
Fragile X Syndrome
Scientists Discover New Gene
Linked to Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X is a genetic disorder that is the most common
inherited cause of mental retardation and learning
disabilities. Yet like most people, Harris Hollin, a retired
Palm Beach businessman, never even heard of Fragile X before
his grandson was born with the debilitating condition.
From that day forward though, he vowed to use his
influence within the community to raise awareness and money to
find a treatment for the disorder. Hollin also decided to
approach Scripps Research leaders to enlist their help and today
there is finally hope on the horizon.