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Jan Karlseder One on One with Jan Karlseder

A professor in Salk’s Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Karlseder, along with his team, has discovered that the relationship between telomeres and cancer extends much further than previously believed. [Read more]


Irwin and Joan Jacobs Salk celebrates Irwin Jacobs’s 80th birthday

On the evening of October 14, 2013, some 140 people gathered in the Salk courtyard to celebrate the 80th birthday of board chairman Irwin M. Jacobs and recognize his many accomplishments.
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History of Salk A history of the Salk

Suzanne Bourgeois, Professor Emeritus and founding director of Salk’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory, has written a new book documenting the dynamic history of the Institute.
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Next Generation

Kevin Curran Kevin Curran puts fear under the microscope and challenges notions of what it means to be afraid

For a man who studies fear for a living, Kevin Curran exhibits little of it in his everyday life.
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Discovery Roundup

engineering toolbox Salk scientists add new bond to protein engineering toolbox

Proteins are the workhorses of cells, adopting conformations that allow them to set off chemical reactions, send signals and transport materials.
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epigenomic code Unique epigenomic code identified during human brain development

In a recent study, a team led by Joseph R. Ecker and Terrence J. Sejnowski showed that the landscape of DNA methylation, a particular type of epigenomic modification, is highly dynamic in brain cells during the transition from birth to adulthood.
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Discovery Roundup

High-resolution mapping technique High-resolution mapping technique uncovers underlying circuit architecture of the brain

Using an innovative brain-tracing technique, a team led by Edward Callaway and Gladstone Institute investigator Anatol Kreitzer has found a way to untangle these networks.
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Salk Institute Potent mechanism helps viruses shut down body’s defense system against infection

In the immune system, TAM receptors are used by cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells to clean up dead cells.
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