Where Cures Begin

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

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Open Letter from President Blackburn
August 18, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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MicroRNA helps cancer evade immune system
Salk researchers discover how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body’s immune response
September 18, 2017
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Partnership for a healthy brain
Salk scientists find that interaction between two key proteins regulates development of neurons
September 14, 2017
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Elizabeth Blackburn, Salk Institute’s first female president, honored by TIME as a trailblazing woman
FIRSTS project celebrates “women who broke ground in their fields” and “played pioneers in history”
September 8, 2017
Inside Salk Magazine Summer Edition
Inside Salk Magazine
Summer 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk computational neurobiologist receives NSF grant to study how brain processes sound
September 6, 2017
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Protein turnover could be clue to living longer
Overactive protein synthesis found in premature aging disease may also play role in normal aging
August 30, 2017
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Inside Salk Magazine
Delving into the best of both worlds with SHANI STERN
As the only electrophysiologist in the lab, Stern uses her engineering expertise to delve into the biological mysteries that most intrigue her, particularly bipolar disorder.
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New kinds of brain cells revealed
Salk and UC San Diego scientists analyzed methylation patterns of neurons to find new subtypes
August 10, 2017
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Chris Howard
When Howard is not playing D&D, he studies the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is implicated in diseases like Parkinson’s and drug addiction.

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Salk neuroscientist receives new NSF award to model the brain
August 8, 2017
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Early gene-editing success holds promise for preventing inherited diseases
Scientists achieve first safe repair of single-gene mutation in human embryos
August 2, 2017

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Read a Q&A with one of our innovative #cancer professors, Diana Hargreaves: inside.salk.edu/summer-2017/ob… #SanDiego #science

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Salk Institute scientist Reuben Shaw receives National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
August 1, 2017
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Salk teams part of new effort to advance understanding of brain structure
The National Science Foundation granted several million-dollar awards to multi-institute projects
August 1, 2017
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Salk scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization
Researchers image 3D genome in nucleus of living human cell for the first time
July 27, 2017