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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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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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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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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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Inside Salk Magazine
A song in bloom
When many of us look at a plant, we see a collection of stems and leaves. If it’s flowering, we might notice the shape or the color of its blossoms. When Liang Song looks at plants, she sees millions of years of evolution.
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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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 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
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How plant architectures mimic subway networks
Salk scientists use 3D laser scanning to understand how plants optimize their growth
July 26, 2017
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More evidence shows natural plant compound may reduce mental effects of aging
Salk scientists find benefits of antioxidant fisetin in mouse model of premature aging, Alzheimer's disease
July 10, 2017
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How plants grow like human brains
3D scanning reveals similar statistical laws at work in both shoots and neurons
July 6, 2017
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SYMPHONY AT SALK
Featuring special guest David Foster
Join us August 26, 2017 for a concert under the stars. Tickets now on sale!
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Tilted microscopy technique better reveals protein structures
Salk Institute researcher describes new cryo-EM method to facilitate a better understanding of proteins involved in disease
July 3, 2017