Where Cures Begin

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

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Location, location, location: the cell membrane facilitates RAS protein interactions
Salk scientists uncover how RAS proteins bind and get destroyed, which may improve cancer therapeutics
May 18, 2020
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Statement on the Current Operations at the Salk Institute due to COVID-19
The Salk campus remains closed to the public at this time.
May 15, 2020
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Harnessing Plants Initiative: The Salk Solution
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Conquering Cancer Initiative
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Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
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Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Integrative Biology Laboratory
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Experimental drug boosts levels of “good” fats
Salk researchers discover way to increase levels of fats that fight inflammation and diabetes, in mice
May 1, 2020
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Salk promotes Wolfgang Busch to full professor
Plant root researcher makes groundbreaking contributions to plant biology
April 30, 2020
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New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression
Two new studies by Salk researchers show how sex-determining genes can mediate behavior in fruit flies
April 28, 2020
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Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis
Salk scientists find that specialized chemosensory cells form during pancreatitis in mice
April 17, 2020
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Salk scientist Ronald Evans receives a 2020 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award
April 14, 2020
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Plant geneticist Todd Michael joins Salk Institute
Scientist who studies plant genetic diversity appointed to Salk faculty as a research professor
April 6, 2020
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Salk Institute appoints Leona Flores as executive director of Salk Cancer Center
March 26, 2020
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How plants sound the alarm about danger
Team led by Salk scientists provides a detailed picture of how plant hormones communicate through gene regulation
March 13, 2020
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Eat less, live longer
Salk scientists show how caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells
February 27, 2020
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The Salk Institute to receive $12.5 million gift from Hess Corporation to accelerate development of plant-based carbon capture and storage
February 25, 2020