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Scripps Research Institute

Medical research facility with focus on research and education in the biomedical sciences.

Scripps Research is a leader in the discovery and application of biomedical breakthroughs that improve human health. As the world's largest independent non-profit biomedical research facility, we expand the frontiers of science and education and create hope for millions. Scripps Research is ranked #1 for innovation by the Nature Index.

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Details last updated 04-Dec-2019

People at Scripps Research Institute

Bruno Conti

Professor Emeritus at Scripps Research Institute

Jeanne Loring

Professor Emeritus and Director of The Center For Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research Institute

Eric Topol

Founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, American cardiologist, scientist and author

Stuart A. Lipton

Professor and Co-Director, Neuroscience Translational Center, The Scripps Research Institute.

Luke Leman

Assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Scripps Research

Reza Ghadiri (Mohammadreza Ghadiri)

Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Scripps Research

Dale L. Boger

Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute.

Ian Wilson

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology at Scripps Research Institute.

Floyd Romesberg

Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute.

Scripps Research Institute News

New drug prototype offers hope for repairing damaged lungs

EurekAlert! - 10-Apr-2024

The drug targets the lungs and activates stem cells


Urolithin A can increase mitochondrial health in living joint tissue and improved mobility

Business Wire - 07-Jul-2022

Mitopure can improve mitochondrial health and counteract age-related muscle function decline


Extending the healthspan without restricting calorie intake

Medical News Today - 13-Sep-2020

Metabolites vital for pro-longevity effect of calorie restriction can help develop drugs


Peptides that shift gut bacteria can reduce heart attack risk in mice

Scripps Research Institute - 15-Jun-2020

Lowering the number of bad gut bacteria reduced artery plaques by 40% - wow!


Positive feedback look identified with ATM via NF-κB pathway back to cellular senescence (LEAF) - 02-Apr-2020

As always, it's complicated, but controlling levels of ATM could be part of a therapy to combat ageing


Synthetic organelle introduces a new genetic code to cells

Singularity Hub - 03-Apr-2019

No need to wait for evolution - we will be able to manipulate life forms soon


Small molecule oral drug could treat influenza A - 11-Mar-2019

Targets seasonal and pandemic strains of flu


Llama blood clue to beating all flu

BBC - 02-Nov-2018

Llama antibodies able to attack parts of flu virus that don't mutate


Unnatural microbe can make proteins

BBC - 29-Nov-2017

Bacterium's DNA modified to incorporate six letters instead of four. E. coli bug could hold on t...


US government gives away 10,000 Fitbits for precision medicine study

TechRadar - 07-Nov-2017

All of Us program was originally called the Precision Medicine Initiative. Will collect biometri...


The first senolytic drugs to target senescent cells

Mayo Clinic - 05-Sep-2017

New platform will help to identify additional drugs that target ageing processes more quickly


Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

BBC - 30-May-2017

US scientists have re-engineered the antibiotic vancomycin. Appears to be a thousand times more ...


First stable semisynthetic organism created

Kurzweil Network - 03-Feb-2017

Bacterium with two new synthetic bases (called X and Y) added to the four natural bases (A, T, C,...


Pill of super-protective ‘heavy’ fat may be key to eternal youth

New Scientist - 13-May-2015

Hydrogen replaced with deuterium strengthens bonds between molecules in cell membranes – could re...


Senolytics, A New Class Of Drugs, Slows Aging Process

Medical Daily - 11-Mar-2015

Senolytics, a new class of drugs, might dramatically slow the aging process and so change the fac...