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Residential preference for nicotinic receptors in neurons

La Jolla, CA – It is all about being at the right place at the right time. We have all learned the lesson that location matters and the same holds true for neurons, maybe even more so.


Salk scientists solve mystery behind how nuclear membrane forms during mitosis

La Jolla, CA – Just how a dividing cell rebuilds the nuclear envelope, the protective, functional wrapping that encases both the original and newly copied genetic material, has been a source of controversy for the last 20 years. The answer matters because the architecture established during formation of the envelope is regarded as key to future regulation of gene expression.


Researchers uncover novel mechanism that balances the sizes of functional areas in the brain

La Jolla, CA – In the cerebral cortex, the brain's powerful central processing unit responsible for higher functions, specialized subdivisions known as areas are laid out like a map, but little is known about the genetic forces that shape the geography of our brains.


How insulin TORCs blood sugar levels: Glowing mice light the way

La Jolla, CA – With the help of genetically engineered mice whose livers turned into glowing light bulbs, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have illuminated the underpinnings of an insidious and growing health concern – type II diabetes.


A drug-sensitive "traffic cop" tells potassium channels to get lost

La Jolla, CA – Our brains are buzzing with electrical activity created by sodium and potassium ions moving in and out of neurons through specialized pores. To prevent the constant chatter from descending into chaos the activity of these ion channels has to be tightly regulated.


Salk neurobiologist receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

La Jolla, CA – Dr. Samuel L. Pfaff, a professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences for his pioneering work on the molecular pathways that shape the embryonic central nervous system. The award guarantees funding for up to seven years.


Salk Institute Appoints Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Guillemin as Interim President

La Jolla, CA – The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced the appointment of Nobel laureate and distinguished professor Dr. Roger Guillemin as Interim President. Guillemin officially takes office Oct. 1 and will remain in this capacity during the Institute's ongoing search for a president.


Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk

La Jolla, CA – Mouse mammary glands deficient in PPARγ, a nuclear receptor that regulates the storage of fat, produce toxic milk that causes inflammation and baldness in suckling pups, report scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.


Charting ever-changing genomes

La Jolla, CA – Instead of immutable proprietary software, any species' genetic information resembles open source code that is constantly tweaked and optimized to meet the users' specific needs. But which parts of the code have withstood the test of time and which parts have undergone rapid evolutionary change has been difficult to assess.


Longtime Salk Researcher Marguerite Vogt Dies

La Jolla, CA – Salk scientist Marguerite Vogt, M.D., long regarded as one of science's greatest unsung female researchers, died today. She was 94 years old.


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