Where Cures Begin

We explore the very foundations of life for the benefit of all.

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New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder
March 20, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine
Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction
March 9, 2017
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INSIDE SALK MAGAZINE
The Jacobs Effect
An Interview with the outgoing chairman of Salk's Board of Trustees, Irwin Jacobs
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Your brain’s got rhythm
Salk scientists create synthetic brain systems called “circuitoids” to better understand dysfunctional movements in Parkinson’s, ALS and other diseases
February 14, 2017
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MEET A SCIENTIST
Ronald Evans
Professor and Director
Gene Expression Laboratory
SALK SCIENCE & MUSIC SERIES
Be amazed and inspired.
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Salk scientist awarded inaugural Sjöberg Prize for cancer breakthrough
February 14, 2017

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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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Don’t kill the messenger RNA
Success of new protein-making therapy for hemophilia opens door for treating many other diseases
February 14, 2017
SALK TALK PODCAST
Abby Buchwalter
With two chemists for parents, the last thing Abby Buchwalter wanted to be when she grew up was a scientist.

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Finding our way around DNA
Salk team develops tool that maps functional areas of the genome to better understand disease
February 13, 2017
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The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think
Salk scientist finds similar rule governing traffic flow in engineered and biological systems
February 9, 2017
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New findings highlight promise of chimeric organisms for science and medicine
Salk scientists advance stem-cell and genome-editing technologies to help researchers study evolution and disease, test therapeutic drugs and possibly grow transplantable organs
January 26, 2017
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Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research
Discovery into how bacteria control a host’s hunger points to new ways to treat infections and appetite loss
January 26, 2017