Lab to Bedside
In the process of drug development, Scripps Research’s
specialty is beginnings. Through its advancement of basic
knowledge in the biosciences, Scripps Research’s discoveries
have been the seed to hundreds of clinical developments.
Located in the center of San Diego’s biotech industry, many
Scripps Research scientists are joining with venture
capitalists to translate
their discoveries into medical treatments.
Milestones in Medical Science
New Slap Against Malaria
Malaria is one of the world’s most pressing public
health problems, responsible for the death of a child every 30
seconds. Concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa where resistance
to commonly used anti-malarial drugs is widespread, health
officials and philanthropists alike are seeking new angles
from which to head-off the problem.
Scripps Research Associate Professor Elizabeth
Winzeler’s work may provide just such an angle. Her lab at the
Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases at Scripps
Research is making
strides toward novel malaria therapies by pioneering
investigations into the parasite’s genome.
Tremendous Year of Accomplishments, Thanks to You
Despite a decline in federal funding of basic
biomedical research, Scripps Research is achieving more
phenomenal, game-changing biomedical discoveries than ever.
Scripps Research’s achievements rest upon its ability to
attract the nation’s leading scientists, its cutting-edge
technology, and its unique, interdisciplinary approach – and
the support of generous donors.
Looking back on recent impressive accomplishments –
from the discovery of new targets for cancer treatment to key
findings about obesity – we’d like to take the opportunity to
say thank you. See
what your support has enabled.
|Facts & Figures |
|Scientists at Scripps Research
discovered a class of compounds that block the SARS
virus from replicating, which may open the door to new
drug targets against the deadly disease.|
Scripps Research is famous for its
partnerships between scientists, but its existence in
itself is a partnership: with individuals who have a
passion for making a difference in human health. Thank
you for supporting some of the world’s most important
biomedical research for more than 60 years.
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NIH Award Granted to Scripps Research
Scripps Research has been awarded
its largest grant ever -- $80 million by the National
Institutes of Health. The six-year grant was made to
expand the work of The Scripps Research Molecular
Screening Center which uses Scripps Florida’s
high-throughput robotics to screen possible new drugs
against various biological targets.
“Our hope is to speed up the
translation of our work into medical solutions that will
one day help to improve the lives of people who are
ill,” says Professor Pat Griffin, chair of the Molecular
Therapeutics Department at Scripps