Where Cures Begin

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

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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
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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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
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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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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Graham McVicker
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Laboratory of Genetics
Integrative Biology Laboratory
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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
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Salk mourns the passing of immunology titan Melvin Cohn, PhD, founding fellow of the Salk Institute and a pioneer in the field of gene regulation
October 24, 2018
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Salk scientists advance ultrasound technology for neurological therapy
Salk team takes pioneering sonogenetics technology to next level with $750,000 award
October 22, 2018
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Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte one of TIME magazine’s “50 Most Influential People in Health Care” for 2018
Salk scientist recognized for scientific innovations in organ regeneration and transplant technologies
October 18, 2018
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Brain cells called astrocytes have unexpected role in brain “plasticity”
Salk researchers show protein made by astrocytes enables the brain’s maturation and regulates its flexibility
October 18, 2018