Latest The Scripps Research Institute Stories

2011-11-07 11:42:19

Taxanes are a family of compounds that includes one of the most important cancer drugs ever discovered, Taxol®, among other cancer treatments. But the difficulty producing these complex molecules in the lab has hampered or blocked exploration of the family for further drug leads. Now, a group of Scripps Research Institute scientists has successfully achieved a major step toward the goal of synthetically producing Taxol® and other complex taxanes on a quest to harness chemical...

2011-09-05 11:23:24

Research offers hope for better treatments for diabetes patients In a joint study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Harvard University's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have established a new class of anti-diabetic compound that targets a unique molecular switch. The finding paves the way for the development of anti-diabetic therapeutics with minimal adverse side effects plaguing currently available drugs such as Avandia (rosiglitazone), scheduled to be removed from...

Image 1 - Scientists Produce Stem Cells Of Endangered Species
2011-09-05 04:04:47

  In what BBC News Environmental Correspondent Richard Black has called, "a novel marriage of conservation and modern biology," researchers have successfully produced stem cells from a pair of endangered species. Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, who detail their work in an advance online edition of the journal Nature Methods on September 4, 2011, started with normal skin cells from the a west African monkey called the drill and the northern white rhino. They were...

2011-08-23 21:33:41

New Findings Could Have Important Implications for Current Cancer Treatments In a joint research effort with researchers at St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, and with help from scientists at The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Minnesota, and the National Institutes of Health, investigators from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have defined a specific protein complex that allows cells to rid themselves of damaged mitochondria, which are the energy...

2011-07-28 19:44:00

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRNE) announced today that it has received a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This peer-reviewed grant was awarded to support the Company's program to generate and develop antibody therapeutics and vaccines to combat Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff)...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'