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2014-05-20 12:20:42

Scripps Research Institute Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have determined the correct structure of a highly promising anticancer compound approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical trials in cancer patients. The new report, published this week by the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, focuses on a compound called TIC10. In the new study, the TSRI scientists show that TIC10's structure differs subtly from a version published...

2011-09-14 22:00:13

Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction – one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the United States. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Kim Janda, Ph.D., and colleagues note that methamphetamine use and addiction cost the U.S. more than $23 billion annually due to...

2011-07-20 16:54:52

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial laboratory tests on the key ingredient for a much-needed vaccine to help individuals addicted to heroin abstain from the illicit drug. Their study appears in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Kim D. Janda and colleagues note that heroin use cost the United States more than $22 billion in 1996 annually due to medical and law enforcement expenses and productivity loss. Although behavioral therapy and certain medicines help...

2011-07-20 14:57:14

Vaccine may hold promise for those who want to break their heroin addiction Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a highly successful vaccine against a heroin high and have proven its therapeutic potential in animal models. The new study, published recently online ahead of print by the American Chemical Society's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, demonstrates how a novel vaccine produces antibodies (a kind of immune molecule) that stop not only heroin but also other...

2011-05-11 19:32:02

Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction "” one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the U.S. The report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. In the paper, Kim Janda and colleagues note that methamphetamine use and addiction cost the U.S. more than $23 billion annually due to medical and law enforcement expenses, as well as lost productivity. The drug, also called...

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2011-01-05 07:39:51

The vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published January 4, 2011, in the advanced online edition of Molecular Therapy, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer...

2010-09-16 18:17:36

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have designed a new molecular test that will allow researchers to look for potential drugs targeting a human metabolic enzyme believed to stimulate the appetite and play a role in diabetes. The new test, which the scientists call a simple assay, will allow researchers to look through hundreds of thousands of compounds for those that have potential to block the action of an enzyme known as ghrelin O-acyltransferase (GOAT). If drugs can be found that...

2010-02-09 14:30:00

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a potential new use for the drug closantel, currently the standard treatment for sheep and cattle infected with liver fluke. The new research suggests that the drug may be useful in combating river blindness, a tropical disease that is the world's second leading infectious cause of blindness for humans. The study is scheduled for publication in an advance, online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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