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2014-04-10 23:03:15

The findings from The Scripps Research Institute may lead to new insights into immune deficiency, stroke and diabetes. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a long-sought protein that facilitates one of the most basic functions of cells: regulating their volume to keep from swelling excessively. The identification of the protein, dubbed SWELL1, solves a decades-long mystery of cell biology and points to...

2014-03-14 16:21:01

JUPITER, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method with the potential to convert the major components found in natural gas into useable fuels and chemicals--opening the door to cheaper, more abundant energy and materials with much lower emissions. The research, which was led...

2014-03-13 23:02:33

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. The finding, which the TSRI team uncovered in fruit flies, centers on a gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of...

2014-03-06 23:21:47

Genetic sequences of healthy elderly can serve as a control reference in DNA studies. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Scientists exploring the genetic causes of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer and diabetes now have a new tool – a reference DNA dataset built by researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). STSI researchers announced the release of the Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource (SWGR) today at the Future of Genomic Medicine...

2014-02-24 08:27:15

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirenas Marine Discovery (SMD), an innovative drug discovery and early stage development company based in San Diego, announces today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant totaling $291,941 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), to further develop a breakthrough HIV small molecule therapeutic. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130925/MM86938LOGO) "We are...

2014-02-07 12:39:53

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections. If follow-up studies confirm Protein M's ability to defeat the antibody response, it is likely to become a target of new antibacterial therapies. The protein's unique ability to...

2014-02-06 16:26:57

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections. If follow-up studies confirm Protein M's ability to defeat the antibody response, it is likely to become a target of...

2014-02-05 12:29:15

The feat bolsters rational vaccine design approach that could also be applied to other challenging viruses including HIV and influenza LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a new method for designing artificial proteins, and have used it to make key ingredients for a candidate vaccine against a dangerous virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a significant cause of infant mortality. The virus has...

2014-01-13 23:24:01

Burwood Group contributes expertise in wireless technology to Scripps study on meditation and vital signs. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Meditation has long been associated with lower levels of stress and increased emotional well-being, but scientific research documenting immediate correlation with blood pressure reduction and other stress markers remains rare. One reason: immediate effects that take place during meditation are challenging to document because monitoring equipment...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Sodium Controls Opioid Brain Signaling
2014-01-13 07:13:26

Scripps Research Institute The findings pave way for new therapies for treating pain and mood disorders Scientists have discovered how the element sodium influences the signaling of a major class of brain cell receptors, known as opioid receptors. The discovery, from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of North Carolina (UNC), suggests new therapeutic approaches to a host of brain-related medical conditions. "It opens the door to understanding opioid related...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.