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New mechanism for unleashing immune system against cancer

Finding could lead to new tumor immunotherapy targeting pivotal CTLA-4 protein A major discovery that brings a new drug target to the increasingly exciting landscape...

US share of research spending drops; Asia on upswing

The research and development spending in the United States dropped from $131 billion to $119 billion, when adjusted for inflation, from 2007-2012, while Japan...

Generic gabapentin may treat alcohol dependence

The generic anticonvulsant medication gabapentin shows promise as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, based on the results of a 150-patient clinical trial of...

New Strategy to Treat Multiple Sclerosis Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a set of compounds that may be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) in a...

Scientists Discover Important Wound-Healing Process

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds. They found...

Scientists Create Extremely Potent and Improved New Derivatives of Successful Anticancer...

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to make dramatic improvements to the cancer cell-killing power of vinblastine, one of...

Biologists ID how beneficial bacteria reside, thrive in the gut

The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the microbiome, which are believed to contribute to a...

Scientists help explain visual system’s remarkable ability to recognize complex objects

How is it possible for a human eye to figure out letters that are twisted and looped in crazy directions, like those in the...

Potential of anti-stress peptide to block alcohol dependence

New research by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has underlined the power of an endogenous anti-stress peptide in the brain to prevent and even reverse some of the cellular effects of acute alcohol and alcohol dependence in ...

Scripps Research scientists uncover new mechanism of memory formation

JUPITER, FL, August 24, 2010 -- - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory. The findings shed substantial new light on aspects o...

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