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Salk Institute augments leadership structure
Names Professor Fred “Rusty” Gage as Interim President, Elizabeth Blackburn as President Emerita, as search for permanent successor commences
January 22, 2018
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Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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The Salk Institute and Indivumed partner to advance global cancer research
Salk and Indivumed have established a strategic partnership to advance research in precision oncology and personalized medicine by utilizing the highest quality molecular and clinical data in cancer
January 16, 2018
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What happens when your brain’s support cells aren’t so supportive?
Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age
January 10, 2018
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Salk scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrients
January 10, 2018
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Winter 2017 issue
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Alzheimer’s drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell
Salk researchers identify the molecular target of J147, which is nearing clinical trials to treat Alzheimer’s disease
January 8, 2018
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Self-defense for plants
Salk scientists characterize unusual plant immune response to bacterial infection
January 8, 2018
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Salk scientists Joanne Chory and Terrence Sejnowski named to National Academy of Inventors
January 2, 2018
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Salk Institute President Elizabeth Blackburn announces retirement
Nobel Laureate plans to step down at the end of Summer, Board of Trustees to commence search for successor
December 21, 2017
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Multifunctional protein contributes to blood cell development
Salk researchers uncover mechanism for how blood cells mature and specialize—and why errors can sometimes lead to leukemia
December 21, 2017
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Getting straight to the heart of the matter in stem cells
Salk scientists discover how to generate functioning cardiac cells from stem cells in single step
December 21, 2017
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Revealing the best-kept secrets of proteins
Salk scientists develop new approach to identify important undiscovered functions of proteins
December 14, 2017
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When your spinal cord takes charge
Salk researchers discover spinal cord neurons that inhibit distracting input to focus on task at hand
December 7, 2017
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Salk scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease, muscular dystrophy
Approach could also be applied to reversing aging and age-related diseases such as hearing loss and macular degeneration
December 7, 2017
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Salk Institute’s Joanne Chory awarded prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Pioneering plant biologist honored by Silicon Valley luminaries as she aims to tackle global warming using plant-based solutions
December 3, 2017