The Campaign for Salk
When historians look back to the early decades of the 21st century, they will discover an era of astounding technological advances and dramatic upheavals—political, social and economic. At the Salk Institute, we believe they will also find a period of remarkable scientific progress, a time when science overcame barriers to curing the world's most devastating medical conditions.
Discovery RoundupMore than 3,000 epigenetic switches control daily liver cycles
Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease
Salk scientists pinpoint key player in Parkinson’s disease neuron loss
By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, Salk researchers have identified damage to neural stem cells as a powerful player in the disease.
Discovery RoundupChromosome "anchors" organize DNA during cell division
A key question in biomedical research is how chromosomes, which are duplicated during cell division so that each daughter cell receives an exact copy of a person's genome, are arranged during this process.
Cold viruses point the way to new cancer therapies
Cold viruses generally get a bad rap, which they've certainly earned, but new findings by a team of Salk scientists suggest that these viruses might also be a valuable ally in the fight against cancer.
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