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Current Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Contaminated With Potentially Dangerous Non-Human Molecule, UCSD/Salk Team Finds

La Jolla, CA – Currently available lines of human embryonic stem cells have been contaminated with a non-human molecule that compromises their potential therapeutic use in human subjects, according to research by investigators at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.

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Novel Genetic Pathway Tells Developing Body Organs to Get In Line

La Jolla, CA – Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a novel genetic pathway that ensures body organs develop correctly and in the right position during embryonic development. The discovery has important implications for stem cell medicine, which continues to face the challenge of inducing stem cells to form new organs.

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Salk Scientist who discovered cancer 'switch' awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine

La Jolla, CA – Salk Institute scientist Tony Hunter has been awarded the 2005 Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's top recognition for achievements in the interest of mankind, for his key discoveries in cell regulation and cancer research.

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Salk Scientists Provide Insight into Aging

La Jolla, CA – Scientists at the Salk Institute have provided a startling insight into how cells age that might lead to new approaches for treating cancer and even aging itself.

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Salk Scientist Who Revolutionized Cancer Research Awarded Horwitz Prize

La Jolla, CA – Salk Institute scientist Tony Hunter has been awarded the 2004 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, a leading national award for scientific achievement, for his pivotal discoveries about the chemical 'switch' that turns healthy cells into cancer cells.

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Binocular Vision Discovery Provides Insights for Stem Cell Therapy

La Jolla, CA – A Salk Institute research team has discovered how nature controls the degree of binocular vision in mammals, work that could have crucial implications for human stem-cell medicine.

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Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante Names Dr. Richard Murphy, CEO of The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, to Prop. 71 Oversight Committee

La Jolla, CA – Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante today named Dr. Richard Murphy, chief executive officer of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, to the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee overseeing the implementation of Proposition 71.

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Salk Institute Scientist Tony Hunter Named to Institute of Medicine

La Jolla, CA – Salk Institute for Biological Studies scientist Tony Hunter has been named a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Dr. Richard Murphy, Salk Institute President said today.

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Salk Scientists Unlock Secret of Insulin Release

La Jolla, CA – A Salk Institute research team has made a discovery that provides valuable insight into a complication that is common among organ transplant patients and could eventually lead to new therapies for diabetes.

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Salk Institute's Ronald M. Evans Awarded 2004 Lasker Award For Basic Medical Research

La Jolla, CA – Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D. known for his discoveries of genetic switches that link hormones to gene control, is this year's recipient of the highly prestigious 2004 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced today.

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