Press Releases

2012 Press Releases

December 10, 2012
Experiment Finds Ulcer Bug's Achilles' Heel
(see Press Release)
June 6, 2012
New secrets from “Bay of the Pirates” warship that sunk 2,300 years ago
(see Press Release)
March 5, 2012
X-rays Reveal How Soil Bacteria Carry Out Surprising Chemistry
(see Press Release)

2011 Press Releases

July 3, 2011
Researchers Decipher Protein Structure of Key Molecule in DNA Transcription System
(see Press Release)
June 30, 2011
X-rays Reveal Patterns in the Plumage of the First Birds
(see Press Release)
March 24, 2011
High-temperature Superconductor Spills Secret: A New Phase of Matter
(see Press Release)
March 23, 2011
First Image of Protein Residue in 50 Million Year Old Reptile Skin
(see Press Release)

2010 Press Releases

December 16, 2010
Tiny 3-D images from Stanford and SLAC shed light on origin of Earth's core
(see Press Release)
December 02, 2010
A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus in a bacterial cell
(see Press Release)
November 4, 2010
X-rays Offer First Detailed Look at Hotspots for Calcium-related Disease
(see Press Release)
October 11, 2010
Scientists Reveal Structure of Dangerous Bacteria's Powerful Multidrug Resistance Pump
(see Scripps News & Views | SSRL Science Highlight)
May 11, 2010
X-rays Reveal Chemical Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs
(see SLAC Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight)
May 5, 2010
Scientists Reveal How Genetic Mutations May Cause Type 1 Diabetes
(see Scripps News & Views)
May 3, 2010
Why Young Are Most Affected by Swine Flu Revealed in Virus Structure
(see Science Magazine | SSRL Science Highlight)
April 2, 2010
Elderly's Protection from H1N1 Studied
(see Vanderbilt Reporter)
March 29, 2010
Scripps Research Team Finds Structure of "Swine Flu" Virus
(see Scripps News & Views)
April 26, 2010
Fuel Cells Get Up to Speed with a New Kind of Platinum
(see SLAC Today)
April 25, 2010
Nature Publishes MSU Findings about Unique Enzyme
(see MSU News | SSRL Science Highlight)
April 19, 2010
International Team Finds Structure of Protein Important for Bacterial Virulence
(see Scripps News & Views)
Feburary 8, 2010
Scientists Find Two Compounds that Lay the Foundation for a New Class of AIDS Drug
(see Scripps News & Views)

2009 Press Releases

December 17, 2009
ZX Shen Award Receives 2009 E.O. Lawrence Award
(see SLAC Today )
December 2009
Growing Up Next to a Volcano: Evidence Shows Iron, Manganese Help Biofilms Thrive in Extreme Environment
(see EMSL News)
December 14, 2009
Researchers Uncover Chemical Basis for Extra "Quality Control" in Protein Production
(see Scripps News & Views)
November 10, 2009
Stanford-led Research Helps Overcome Barrier for Organic Electronics
(see Stanford University News |
November 09, 2009
Form of Mercury in Older Dental Fillings Unlikely to be Toxic - U of S Research Team
(see U of S Research Communication |
October 05, 2009
First Direct Information about the Prion's Molecular Structure Reported
(see Vanderbilt Press Release |
August 10, 2009
Scripps Research Scientists Find Early Evolution Maximized the "Spellchecking" of Protein Sequences"
(see Scripps News & Views | SSRL Science Highlight)
June 15, 2009
New Exotic Material Could Revolutionize Electronics
(see Press Release | Article in Science Express)
June 15, 2009
Structure of the HIV Protein Shell Reveals Clues for New Therapies
(see Scripps News & Views | Article in Cell)
May 20, 2009
Revealing the long-awaited atomic structure of a well-known enzyme
(see Press Release)
April 15, 2009
UI chemists' DNA biosynthesis discovery could lead to better antibiotics
(see Press Release | Article in Nature) | SSRL Science Highlight )
April 13, 2009
Scripps Research Scientists Uncover Mimicry at the Molecular Level in a Critical Pathway that Protects Genome Integrity
(see Press Release | Article in Nature)

March 25, 2009
Scripps Research Scientists Determine Structure of a Protein that Makes Cancer Cells Resistant to Chemotherapy
(see Press Release | Article in Science) | SSRL Science Highlight )
February 25, 2009
Crab claws pack strengthening bromide-rich biomaterial
(see Press Release | University of Oregon )
February 22, 2009
Scientists Identify Human Monoclonal Antibodies Effective Against Bird and Seasonal Flu Viruses
(see Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight )
February 18, 2009
Macroscopic Quantum Insulator State Observed
(see Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight )

2008 Press Releases

October 12, 2008
Team Led by Scripps Research Scientists Uncovers New Way to Limit Damaging Production of Nitric Oxide
(see Press Release and Article in Nature)
October 03, 2008
Little Fish Shed Light on Mercury Poisoning
(see CLS Science Highlight | SSRL Science Highlight )
July 07, 2008
Scripps Research Scientists Reveal Key Structure from Ebola Virus
(see Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight )
May 29, 2008
Scripps Research Crystal Structure Reveals Mystery Behind Three Rare Childhood Disorders
(see Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight )
May 21, 2008
Superconducting State Can Be Induced By High Pressure In So-called High-temperature Superconductors
(see Press Release)
May 21, 2008
MSU researchers map protein important to blood iron levels
(see Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight )

2007 Press Releases

December 30, 2007
Structure of Synaptic Connectors Solved
(see HHMI News | SSRL Science Highlight)
October 23, 2007
New High-res Structure will Boost AIDS, Cancer Drug Development
(see | SSRL Science Highlight)
October 19, 2007
Chemistry: Nano-Golden Order Science Perspectives
(see Science | SSRL Science Highlight)
October 12, 2007
First High-Res 3-D Structures of Mammalian HSP90 Protein Solved, Key to Better Targets for Aids, Sepsis, Cancer Drugs
(see HWI News)
September 20, 2007
Scientists decipher mechanism behind antimicrobial 'hole punchers'
(see Eureka Alert | SSRL Science Highlight)
September 6, 2007
Discovery May Pave the Way for a New Class of Diabetes Drugs Science Daily
(see Science Daily | SSRL Science Highlight)

August 29, 2007
Discovery May Pave the Way for a New Class of Diabetes Drugs
(see UCSD News Center)

March 28, 2007
Caltech, Stanford, Moore Foundation Team Up on X-ray 'Molecular Observatory'
(see Stanford University News)
March 15, 2007
RNA Enzyme Structure Offers a Glimpse into the Origins of Life -
(see UCSC Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight)
The Mother of All Enzymes Chemistry World
(see RSC)

2006 Press Releases

December 18, 2006
Study Reveals Molecular Basis of Botulism Toxin's Deadly Activity
(see Scripps News & Views | SSRL Science Highlight)
December 13, 2006
Seeing a Neurotoxin's Deadly Grip
(see HHMI News | SSRL Science Highlight)
November 30, 2006
Nobel Laureate Finds 'Elegant' Explanation for DNA Transcribing Enzyme's High Fidelity
(see SLAC Press Release)
November 24, 2006
Focus on Photosynthesis
(see | SSRL Science Highlight)
November 15, 2006
From Photosynthesis Basics to Renewable Energy Breakthrough
(see Renewable Energy
November 3, 2006
Learning How Nature Splits Water
(see LBNL Research News)
October 13, 2006
Solo Winner Detailed Path from DNA to RNA
(see Science)
October 4, 2006
American Wins Chemistry Nobel for DNA Work
(see NPR)

U.S. Researcher Wins Chemistry Nobel for Genetics Work
(see National Geographic)

August 31, 2006
New Study Unveils Structure of Key Component of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
(see Scripps Press Release)
July 30, 2006
Atomic-resolution Structure of a Ribozyme Yields Insights into RNA Catalysis and the Origins of Life
(see UCSC Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight)
June 1, 2006
Chemists Forge a New Form of Iron
(see U of Wisconsin-Madison News | SSRL Science Highlight)
May 22, 2006
Enzymes Responsible for Installing Halogen Atoms in Natural Products with Exquisite Selectivity Reveal Their Catalytic Logic
(see C&EN News | SSRL Science Highlight)
April 10, 2006
RNA Enzyme Structure Offers a Glimpse into the Origins of Life
(see MIT News Office)
March 22, 2006
New Lipid Molecule Holds Promise for Gene Therapy
(see Eureka Alert)
February 7, 2006
High Resolution "Snapshots" Detail Dynamics of a Cocaine Antibody
(see Scripps Press Release | SSRL Science Highlight)

2005 Press Releases

September 27, 2005
Preserving a 460 Year Old Wreck
September 2, 2005
Scientists Determine Structure of Enzyme that Disrupts Bacterial Virulence
Science Daily
August 26, 2005
Scripps Research Scientists Describe Smoker's Enzyme Scripps Press Release
August 10, 2005
'Cookbook Recipes' would Cure disease with Nontoxic DNA Delivery Systems
U. of Illinois News Bureau
August 2, 2005
'Smart' Bio-nanotubes Developed; May Help in Drug Delivery
"Nanotechnology Now
July 1, 2005
Protein Structure Initiative Advances to Rapid Production Phase
NIH News
NIH Awards More than $50 Million to Solve Protein Structures
Scripps press release
June 20, 2005
Scripps Research Scientists Solve Structure of a Critical Innate Immune System Protein
Scripps Press Release
June 15, 2005
Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure
Salk Press Release
May 4, 2005
U o S Researchers Use Synchrotron to Shed Light on Cadmium's Role in Carbon Cycle
Press Release
February 24, 2005
'Mystic' Breakthrough in Membrane Science
Salk Press Release
February 3, 2005
Structure of a Conserved RNA Element in the SARS Virus Genome Determined
Science Daily

2004 Press Releases

December 27 2004
An Unusual RNA Structure in the SARS Virus Offers a Promising Target for Antiviral Drugs
UCSC Press Release:
December 23, 2004
Scientists Solve the Mystery of How Botox Attacks Nerves and Eliminates Wrinkles
Science Daily:

Stanford Report:

September 21, 2004
Puzzle of "French Paradox" Natural Products Solved
Salk Press Release:
July 8, 2004
Crystal Structure for Anthrax-Cell Binding Complex Solved
Burnham Press Release:
July 7, 2004
Structure Solved at Scripps Research Institute Shows How One Human Protein Reduces the Potency of Chemotherapy
Scripps Press Release:
February 5, 2004
Scientists at Scripps Research Institute Describe Structure of Receptor on Surface of 1918 Flu Virus, the World's Most Deadly Outbreak
Scripps Press Release:


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