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2011-04-19 14:25:00

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Co., today joined The Scripps Research Institute, one of America's most respected non-profit research organizations, and its Scripps Florida division to announce a cutting-edge collaboration focused on finding creative solutions for the next generation of clean energy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/FL34682LOGO ) The innovative multi-year partnership...

2011-04-18 09:56:00

JUPITER, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models. The new compound could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that affect patients worldwide. The study appeared April 17, 2011, in an advance...

2011-02-25 12:07:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned biochemist Michael A. Marletta, PhD, has been named by the Board of Trustees today as the next president of The Scripps Research Institute, effective January 1, 2012. He will succeed President Richard A. Lerner, MD, who has led the institution for 25 years. Image available at: http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/images/20110220_marletta/marletta_m.jpg Marletta, past Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Co-Director of the Chemical...

2011-02-10 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study involving researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and Scripps Health patients reveals major scientific progress in understanding the mechanism of heart disease at the molecular and genomic levels. STSI is an initiative of Scripps Health in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute. The study findings establish a link between coronary artery disease (CAD) and genetic susceptibility resulting in an...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced that it has acquired a life science research and development facility at 3525 John Hopkins Court comprising approximately 48,300 square feet in the Torrey Pines submarket of San Diego, California. The building is 100% leased until 2018 to the University of California, San Diego, a world renowned public research university. BioMed purchased the property for approximately $24.9 million, excluding...

2010-11-19 13:41:28

Discovery could produce new approaches to treat numerous metabolic disorders Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a novel synthetic activator of a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family playing key roles in human metabolism and immune function. The discovery could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to diseases ranging from diabetes to osteoporosis. The study was published in the November issue (Volume 5,...

2010-11-17 22:03:07

The method may have broad applications in drug development A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has developed a powerful new method for detecting functional sites on proteins. The technique may have broad applications in basic research and drug development. Described in an advance, online publication of Nature on November 17, 2010, the method enables scientists to take a sample of cells, locate the sites on their proteins that have a certain kind of biochemical...

2010-11-15 21:43:53

Biologists at UC San Diego and four other institutions have identified a long-sought after family of genes that controls how yeast and plants accumulate toxic heavy metals and arsenic inside their cells. Their discovery, published in two separate scientific papers, is a significant advance with the potential to restore environmentally damaged waste sites and protect the food supply from toxic metal contamination. It could permit scientists to engineer plants capable of removing toxic metals...

2010-10-21 00:00:42

Scripps Health Announces Bold Restructuring Plan in Response to Health Care Reform New Management Structure Designed to Cut Costs, Improve Quality, Save Jobs San Diego, CA (Vocus) October 20, 2010 In a move to successfully meet the significant and unexpectedly swift financial challenges posed by health care reform, Scripps Health has implemented an innovative management restructuring model aimed at cutting costs, improving patient care and preserving jobs. The nonprofit health system is...

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2010-08-19 11:35:00

Scientists have identified a protein that may bring light to the addictive impact of cocaine on the brain. Researchers said a protein known as methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) mixes with a genetic material known as microRNA, which controls a person's motivation to take cocaine. The researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in Florida looked at the expression of MeCP2 in the brain being exposed to cocaine.  During the study, they found the expression was increased in animals...


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