Salk Institute
Salk News
Salk News
Doing nature one better: Expanding the genetic code in living mammalian cells

La Jolla, CA – Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a novel strategy to expand the natural repertoire of 20 amino acids in mammalian cells, including neurons, and successfully inserted tailor-made amino acids into proteins in these cells. In a powerful demonstration of the method's versatility, they then used unnatural amino acids to determine the operating mechanism of the "molecular gates" that regulate the movement of potassium ions in and out of nerve cells.

read more >>



Doing nature one better: Expanding the genetic code in living mammalian cells

La Jolla, CA – Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a novel strategy to expand the natural repertoire of 20 amino acids in mammalian cells, including neurons, and successfully inserted tailor-made amino acids into proteins in these cells. In a powerful demonstration of the method's versatility, they then used unnatural amino acids to determine the operating mechanism of the "molecular gates" that regulate the movement of potassium ions in and out of nerve cells.

read more >>



A possible mechanistic link between stress and the development of Alzheimer tangles

La Jolla, CA – Subjecting mice to repeated emotional stress, the kind we experience in everyday life, may contribute to the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. While aging is still the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, a number of studies have pointed to stress as a contributing factor.

read more >>



Cancer stem cells can go it alone

La Jolla, CA – At the heart of most, if not all cancers, lie a handful of wayward stem cells that feed the ever growing tumor mass, but their scarcity make it difficult for scientists to study them. Now, times of plenty may lie ahead as a breast cancer cell line – established long ago – turned out to behave a lot like cancer stem cells.

read more >>



Salk Institute receives a $2.3 million stem cell research facility grant

La Jolla, CA – The Salk Institute for Biological Studies was awarded a $2.3 million share of the stem cell research facilities grants approved by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) on June 5.

read more >>



Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research

La Jolla, CA – Salk scientist Dr. Tony Hunter is the recipient of the 2006 Pasarow Award in Cancer Research for his key discoveries of the chemical "switch" that turns healthy cells into cancer cells.

read more >>



Salk researchers successfully deliver protein across the blood-brain barrier

La Jolla, CA – Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have overcome a long-standing problem in biology by equipping a protein with a small homing device, allowing it to slip behind the blood-brain barrier. Circumventing this barrier – specifically designed to keep substances out of the brain – is a crucial step for the delivery of drugs to the central nervous system (CNS).

read more >>



Newborn neurons like to hang with the in-crowd

La Jolla, CA – Like any new kid on the block that tries to fit in, newborn brain cells need to find their place within the existing network of neurons. The newcomers jump right into the fray and preferentially reach out to mature brain cells that are already well connected within the established circuitry, report scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience.

read more >>



Board of Trustees for the Salk Institute Appoints EVP/COO

La Jolla, CA – The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced the appointment of Dr. Marsha A. Chandler to the new position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. The Salk Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment at its meeting in New York City on April 26.

read more >>



Salk researchers discover first gene that specifically links calorie restriction to longevity

La Jolla, CA – In studies going back to the 1930's, mice and many other species subsisting on a severely calorie-restricted diet have consistently outlived their well-fed peers by as much as 40 percent. But just how a diet verging on the brink of starvation extends lifespan has remained elusive.

read more >>



<<   < PREV   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44     45     NEXT >     >>  

Get Involved

Sign up for our email newsletter

Fill out my online form.
Contact
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Street: 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
City: La Jolla, CA 92037
Email: webrequest@salk.edu
Phone: 858.453.4100
Charity Navigator Rating
  • Salk Twitter
  • Salk LinkedIn
  • Salk Facebook
  • Salk Instagram
  • Salk Google+
  • Salk YouTube
  • Salk RSS Feed
© Copyright 2014 Salk Institute for Biological Studies About Scientists & Research News & Media Events Support