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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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Salk scientist Silvana Konermann named HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow
September 20, 2017
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The right way to repair DNA
Salk scientists discover that a microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer
September 20, 2017
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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
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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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
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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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Salk computational neurobiologist receives NSF grant to study how brain processes sound
September 6, 2017
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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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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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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