Where Cures Begin

We explore the very foundations of life for the benefit of all.

Flipping the switch: Salk scientists shed new light on genetic changes that turn “on” cancer genes
New research on cancer-causing genetic mutations may lead to improved ways of predicting and treating the disease
December 7, 2022
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk Institute announces historic $100M challenge gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Donation will underwrite construction of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Science and Technology Center
November 12, 2021
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60 Years of Scientific Achievements
The Institute is embarking on a philanthropic campaign to expand the campus, recruit new researchers and instill added resilience in our bodies and planet.
Harnessing Plants Initiative: The Salk Solution
There are many ways to address the issue of climate change, and here at Salk we focus on making plants much more efficient at capturing and storing carbon.
Conquering Cancer Initiative
Salk researchers combine foundational biological research with advanced biomedical technologies, keying in on five deadly cancers: breast (triple negative), brain (glioblastoma), pancreatic, lung and ovarian.
Deteriorating neurons are source of human brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease
A therapy administered to patient-derived neurons in the lab can eliminate deteriorating cells, leading to positive consequences for the remaining healthy cells
December 1, 2022
Nine Salk professors named among best and most highly cited researchers in the world
November 15, 2022
Luzilda Arciniega joins Salk as director of Diversity Strategies & Implementation
Experienced diversity strategist will further strengthen and accelerate Institute’s diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement efforts
November 4, 2022
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Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2022 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Growing motor neurons guided by “love-hate relationship” with blood vessels
Salk researchers find neurons navigate the body in a way that is influenced by genes controlling blood vessel cells—which are both needed by the neurons and get in their way
November 3, 2022
Gerald Shadel, PhD
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
In Memorium: Georg Heinrich “Heini” Thyssen-Bornemisza
Salk Institute mourns loss of influential former board member
November 2, 2022
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk scientists discover anti-inflammatory molecules that decline in the aging brain
The molecules, called SGDGs, may lead to new ways to treat age-related neurological diseases
October 31, 2022
Salk Institute’s Charles F. Stevens, distinguished professor emeritus, dies at 88
A pioneer in neuroscience, Stevens served on Salk’s faculty from 1990 to 2018
October 27, 2022
Salk Institute’s Christina Towers recognized for scientific achievements and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion
October 26, 2022
Trailblazing Immunologist joins Salk faculty to study mother-baby immunity during pregnancy and breastfeeding
October 24, 2022
Three Salk scientists among 2022 Curebound Discovery Grant winners
The grants fund collaborative cancer research that holds promise for accelerating cures
October 19, 2022