Where Cures Begin

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

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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
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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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
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Elizabeth Blackburn, Salk’s Nobel Prize–winning president, gives TED talk about healthy aging
November 30, 2017
Inside Salk Magazine Summer Edition
Inside Salk Magazine
Summer 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk scientist Gerald Joyce named 2017 AAAS Fellow for contributions to science
November 20, 2017
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Salk Institute Trustees elect Daniel C. Lewis as Board Chairman
Former president of Booz Allen Hamilton brings valuable global business expertise and a long running passion for Salk Institute’s mission
November 20, 2017
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Fruit fly brains inform search engines of the future
November 9, 2017
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Immune cell policing offers insights into cancer, autoimmune disease
EDUCATION OUTREACH
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SALK TALK PODCAST
Samuel Pfaff
Join neuroscientist Sam Pfaff as he explains the flashy neurological circuits—called “circuitoids” and how his research might provide insights into degenerative motor diseases.

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Salk scientists lead $25 million initiative to develop atlas of brain cell types
October 23, 2017
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“Busybody” protein may get on your nerves, but that’s a good thing
Salk researchers find that p75 protein is vital for signaling pain in nervous system
October 17, 2017
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Salk Institute garners prestigious statewide preservation awards
California Preservation Foundation recognizes teak window conservation, endowment for future preservation
October 13, 2017
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Salk researchers awarded $2.5 million for innovative pancreatic cancer clinical trial
October 12, 2017
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Can you hear me now? Ensuring good cellular connections in the brain
Salk scientists reveal how brain cells called astrocytes help neurons form successful connections, offering potential therapeutic target for autism, ADHD, schizophrenia
October 11, 2017
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Salk neurobiologist receives NIH Director’s New Innovator award
October 5, 2017