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Tony Hunter One on One with Tony Hunter

In an office filled nearly floor to ceiling with journals, books and papers from a four-decade career, it’s easy to imagine you're visiting with a wizard—especially when you see Tony Hunter's flowing white beard and the strange map of a watery kingdom on his wall.
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Ed Callaway Salk professor receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute Collaborative Innovation Award

Edward Callaway has been selected as a participating investigator by a team that is the recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Collaborative Innovation Award (HCIA).
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Women and Science Women & Science

More than 30 women business and community leaders in San Diego attended the inaugural Salk Women & Science event to hear about ground-breaking research being conducted by female faculty at the Salk Institute.
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Discovery Roundup

Recycling Cellular Fuel Salk study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes

It turns out that when we eat may be as important as what we eat. Scientists at Salk have found that regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet and prevent obesity, diabetes and liver disease in mice.
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Recycling Cellular Fuel Salk scientists discover molecular link between circadian clock disturbances and inflammatory diseases

Scientists have known for some time that throwing off the body’s circadian rhythm can negatively affect body chemistry. In fact, workers whose sleep-wake cycles are disrupted by night shifts are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cancer.
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Discovery Roundup

Inaugural Alumni Fellowship "Magical state" of embryonic stem cells may help overcome hurdles to therapeutics

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 Planting the seeds of defense

It was long thought that methylation, a crucial part of normal organism development, was a static modification of DNA that could not be altered by environmental conditions. New findings by Joseph Ecker, however, suggest that the DNA of organisms exposed to stress undergoes changes in DNA methylation patterns that alter how genes are regulated.
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