Where Cures Begin

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

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Salk’s Xin Jin receives McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award
Salk scientist receives $300,000 for study of how brain learns and memorizes actions, which can go awry in diseases such as Parkinson's and OCD
December 14, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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To repair DNA damage, plants need good contractors
Salk scientists reveal a complex network of genes that helps plants cope with DNA damage
December 14, 2018
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Salk’s Janelle Ayres awarded $1.8 million by NOMIS Foundation for novel research on mechanisms to promote health
Ayres to study health as an active process in which microbes—including the trillions of microorganisms that call the human body home—initiate interactions that promote the health of the host.
December 12, 2018
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
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Salk Institute earns Charity Navigator’s highest rating for eighth consecutive time
Honor recognizes Institute’s commitment to fiscal transparency and accountability
December 11, 2018
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Trio of Salk scientists named among most highly cited researchers in the world
Three Salk researchers once again make the prestigious list of “Most Influential Scientific Minds” with papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
December 7, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Susan Kaech
Professor and Director
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
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Nicola Allen receives $2.5 million Chan Zuckerberg Initiative early career award
Salk scientist joins network of global scientists to tackle Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and ALS
December 5, 2018
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Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells
Salk scientists discover new protein complex that keeps embryonic stem cells at stage of fullest potential, a key to regenerative medicine
December 3, 2018
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To detect new odors, fruit fly brains improve on a well-known computer algorithm
New framework discovered by Salk scientists could improve machine learning methods or help to detect when novelty detection is impaired in the brain
December 3, 2018
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Salk scientist Ronald Evans named 2018 AAAS Fellow
November 27, 2018
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Why screen time can disrupt sleep
Salk scientists uncover how certain retinal cells respond to artificial illumination
November 27, 2018
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Researchers report new methods to identify Alzheimer’s drug candidates that have anti-aging properties
Salk research focuses on the development of compounds that may protect against the diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s
November 13, 2018
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Salk awarded $19.2 million by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative to study Alzheimer’s and aging in the brain
Multidisciplinary team led by Salk President Rusty Gage will unravel the mysteries of age-related cognitive decline as a failure of interconnected biological systems
November 9, 2018
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Genetic “whodunnit” for cancer gene solved
Salk scientists find how the enzyme AMPK, largely thought to suppress cancer, actually helps some tumors survive
November 8, 2018
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Clodagh O’Shea receives Allen Distinguished Investigator award to study genome
Salk scientist will lead charge to elucidate how DNA is packaged to enable and prevent access to genes, with potential to impact a range of biological questions
October 30, 2018