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  • Scripps to study drugs' effects on addicted babies

    Scripps to study drugs' effects on addicted babies
    Two years after Florida formed a task force to curb the spike in babies born addicted to painkillers, the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has won a federal grant to study the drugs' effects on the developing brain. The hope is to determine how...
  • Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'

    Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • TaxWatch pinpoints Broward, PB budget 'turkeys' for vetoes

    TALLAHASSEE -- The business-backed fiscal watchdog Florida TaxWatch pinpointed 107 projects in the state budget that it's urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto because they were slipped into the budget at the last minute or directly benefit one specific company....
  • Palm Beach County In the Know: Aug. 21

    WPB Friends of Fisher House Worth Avenue brands have donated auction items valued in the thousands to benefit WPB Friends of Fisher House. The organization’s “Summer Soirée” will take place Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Café Sapori,...
  • Scripps jobs growing, but short of goal as deadline nears

    Scripps Florida has grown to 511 employees, but the biotech company still has some hiring to do to meet its job creation deadline in December, Palm Beach County commissioners learned Tuesday. The county and state invested more than $600 million in...
  • Palm Beach County completes Mecca Farms sale

    Palm Beach County completes Mecca Farms sale
    Palm Beach County this week finally unloaded Mecca Farms, nearly 2,000 acres of former citrus groves that the county failed to turn into a biotech industry hub. County officials Tuesday afternoon closed the deal on the $26 million sale of Mecca Farms to...
  • Chan Lowe: Scripps Florida, ten years later

    Chan Lowe: Scripps Florida, ten years later
    I remember the big ruckus ten years ago. Scripps Research Institute, the powerhouse lab from La Jolla, California, was thinking of opening a branch here in South Florida. It was going to be the catalyst for a new biotech-based economy that would free us...
  • Brother of missing San Diego teen confirmed dead

    Brother of missing San Diego teen confirmed dead
     SAN DIEGO - The body found inside a burned-out home in rural Boulevard has been identified as 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, the brother of the teenage girl thought to have been kidnapped by a family friend suspected of killing the mother of both children....
  • Hannah Anderson kidnapping totally 'irrational act,' sheriff says

    SAN DIEGO — For six days, Hannah Anderson was at the mercy of her kidnapper, a family friend who spirited her away to the Idaho backcountry in a blue Nissan Versa. He carried a rifle. He made threats. But he never told her about the gruesome scene...
  • Microscopic image offers clues to HIV riddle

    Microscopic image offers clues to HIV riddle
    Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem. Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...