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New method to rapidly map the “social networks” of proteins
Salk scientists improved upon a classic approach to mapping the interactions between proteins
June 26, 2017
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Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Prominent scientists in immunobiology and aging research to join Salk Institute
The Salk Institute is honored to welcome two new faculty with the rank of full professor.
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Grammy legend David Foster & Friends headline at 22nd Symphony at Salk
The Salk Institute will celebrate 22 years of Symphony at Salk on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
June 16, 2017
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Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
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SYMPHONY AT SALK
Featuring special guest David Foster
Join us August 26, 2017 for a concert under the stars
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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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Salk Institute scientist Eiman Azim named Pew Scholar and Aging Brain Scholar
June 15, 2017
SALK TALK PODCAST
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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How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
New Salk Institute work outlining brain’s visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment
June 8, 2017
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How cells divide tasks and conquer work
Salk scientist provides theoretical framework for understanding biological complexity
June 7, 2017
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Salk’s Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center partners with imaging giant ZEISS
Global partnership will advance biomedical imaging technologies
June 7, 2017
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A star is born: lesser-known brain cell takes center stage
New Salk method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer’s and depression
June 6, 2017
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A better dye job for roots—in plants
Researchers discover chemical dye that reveals how a critical plant hormone helps root growth
June 1, 2017
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Brain’s immune cells linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia
Salk and UCSD scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses
May 30, 2017