LA JOLLA, CA – November 17, 2011 - A international team led by scientists from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to a new generation of antimalarial drugs capable of not only alleviating symptoms but also preventing the deadly disease.
In a study published…Continue
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LA JOLLA, CA—Ever wondered why you wake up in the morning—even when the alarm clock isn't making jarring noises? Wonder no more. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a new component of the biological clock, a gene responsible for starting the clock from its restful state every morning.
The biological clock ramps up our metabolism early each day, initiating important physiological functions that tell our bodies that it's time to rise and shine.…Continue
LA JOLLA, CA—Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin.
The finding, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, raises the possibility that new designer drugs might be able to turn on key molecules in this pathway to help the 80 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetic insulin resistance.
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LA JOLLA, Calif., September 19, 2011 – The Board of Trustees of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) voted unanimously at their September 14 board meeting to endorse the California Cancer Research Act (CCRA), making it the first non-profit research…Continue
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|Microscope image of the glass capillary being used to capture a bacterial cell during micromanipulation.…|
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