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Scripps Research compound blocks brain cell destruction in Parkinson’s disease

JUPITER, FL, February 11, 2011 -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a pr...

How studded winter tires may damage public health, as well as...

Scientists are reporting new evidence on how studded tires -- wintertime fixtures in some areas but banned in others for causing damage to pavement -- may also damage the health of motorists and people living near highways. Studded tires have sm...

Scripps Research scientists identify first synthetic activator of 2 critical proteins

JUPITER, FL, November 19, 2010 -- 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 immun...

Multiple sclerosis drug serves as model for potential drugs to treat...

Scientists are reporting that variants of a drug already approved for treating multiple sclerosis show promise as a long sought treatment for victims of bioterrorist attack with botulinum neurotoxin -- which is 10,000 times deadlier than cyanide a...

Scientists trick bacteria with small molecules

New Haven, Conn. -- A team of Yale University scientists has engineered the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall. The finding, described onl...

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