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New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder
March 20, 2017
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Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine
Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction
March 9, 2017
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The Jacobs Effect
An Interview with the outgoing chairman of Salk's Board of Trustees, Irwin Jacobs
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Your brain’s got rhythm
Salk scientists create synthetic brain systems called “circuitoids” to better understand dysfunctional movements in Parkinson’s, ALS and other diseases
February 14, 2017
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Salk scientist awarded inaugural Sjöberg Prize for cancer breakthrough
February 14, 2017

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Don’t kill the messenger RNA
Success of new protein-making therapy for hemophilia opens door for treating many other diseases
February 14, 2017
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With two chemists for parents, the last thing Abby Buchwalter wanted to be when she grew up was a scientist.

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Finding our way around DNA
Salk team develops tool that maps functional areas of the genome to better understand disease
February 13, 2017
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The Internet and your brain are more alike than you think
Salk scientist finds similar rule governing traffic flow in engineered and biological systems
February 9, 2017
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New findings highlight promise of chimeric organisms for science and medicine
Salk scientists advance stem-cell and genome-editing technologies to help researchers study evolution and disease, test therapeutic drugs and possibly grow transplantable organs
January 26, 2017
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Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research
Discovery into how bacteria control a host’s hunger points to new ways to treat infections and appetite loss
January 26, 2017