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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)...

2011-07-27 12:30:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Conrad Prebys was a young boy growing up in Indiana he stepped on a rusty belt buckle, which resulted in a life-threatening cardiac infection that forced him to remain bedridden for a year. Now, years later and having accrued a significant personal fortune, the noted San Diego developer and philanthropist is fighting back against the disease that almost ended his life by donating $45 million to help create the most advanced cardiac...

2011-07-19 16:56:00

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings has again named the combined heart programs of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. In addition, Scripps La Jolla, Scripps Green, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital were collectively recognized for high performance in 12 specialties in the Best Hospitals metro area...

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2011-07-07 12:10:00

According to scientists, the secret of beauty may lie in the medial orbito frontal cortex, which is the area of the brain just behind the eyes. University College London researchers say it is the part of the brain that lights up when someone encounters something beautiful, depending on tastes. Brain expert Semir Zeki asked 21 young men and women to rate the beauty of a selection of paintings and pieces of music.  The brains were scanned as they viewed and listened to the selections....

2011-07-04 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to "look" at a patient's heart during routine physical exams has been validated for the first time in peer-reviewed research led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and Scripps Health. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-07-01 17:04:00

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRNE) today announced that it has received an Advanced Technology Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The peer-reviewed grant was awarded in further support of the Company's program to generate and develop novel antibody therapeutics and vaccines to combat Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or "Staph") infections,...

2011-05-23 11:44:00

Novel Compound Could Become an Alternative to Problematic Narcotic Analgesics JUPITER, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time accomplished a laboratory synthesis of a rare natural product isolated from the bark of a plant widely employed in traditional medicine. This advance may provide the scientific foundation to develop an effective alternative to commonly prescribed narcotic pain...

2011-05-16 14:40:59

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a class of compounds that could be a boon to basic research and drug discovery. In a new study, published online in Nature Chemical Biology on May 15, 2011, the researchers show the new compounds powerfully and selectively block the activity of a large and diverse group of enzymes known as "serine hydrolases." Previously discovered serine hydrolase-blocking compounds have been turned into drugs to treat obesity, diabetes, and...

2011-05-11 23:50:26

New discovery advances study of diet and longevity A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new role for a biological pathway that not only signals the body's metabolic response to nutritional changes, but also affects lifespan. The study, published in the May 12, 2011 issue of the journal Nature, was conducted on Caenorhabditis elegans (nematodes or roundworms), which are a widely accepted model for human aging research. "Not only...