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Daniel C. Lewis One on One with Daniel C. Lewis

In 2004, Lewis was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, which before Gleevec had only a 50 percent cure rate. Now Lewis's cancer is under control.
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Tom Albright Tom Albright named president of Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

Thomas D. Albright, professor and director of the Salk's Vision Center Laboratory, is the newly appointed president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA). His term began in January 2013.
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Campaign for Salk Scientists brief the media on the Campaign for Salk

On November 8, 2013, the Institute embarked on a new chapter in its 53-year history, when it announced its first-ever major fundraising campaign.
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Charisse Crenshaw Good luck keeping up with Charisse Crenshaw

Just reciting her schedule can leave other people breathless, yet she sees her activities as essential to her science.
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Discovery Roundup

Parkinson’s 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.
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Recycling Cellular Fuel More than 3,000 epigenetic switches control daily liver cycles

Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease
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Discovery Roundup

Cold viruses point the way to new cancer therapies Cold viruses point the way to new cancer therapies

With their potential to treat a wide range of diseases and uncover fundamental processes that lead to those diseases, embryonic stem (ES) cells hold great promise for biomedical science.
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Salk Institute Chromosome "anchors" organize DNA during cell division

For humans to grow and to replace and heal damaged tissues, the body's cells must continually reproduce, a process known as "cell division," by which one cell becomes two, two become four, and so on.
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