Where Cures Begin

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

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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
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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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
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Salk awarded Keeping It Modern grant by Getty Foundation
$200,000 award will aid in preservation of Louis Kahn-designed concrete facades
October 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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Every cure begins with you.
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Dannielle Engle, rising star in pancreatic cancer research, to join Salk Institute
October 9, 2018
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Salk’s Janelle Ayres receives NIH Pioneer Award for novel approaches to infectious disease
October 2, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
MEET A SCIENTIST
Martyn Goulding
Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Public Event
Explore Salk Open House
Join us for a Free day of Education, Experiments and Exploration for all ages.
October 27, 2018
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$1.6 Million CIRM grant supports potential diabetes treatment
Salk scientists awarded translational grant for stem-cell-based therapy
September 26, 2018
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk’s Tatyana Sharpee elected 2018 Fellow of American Physical Society
September 25, 2018
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Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular details of a new genetic engineering tool
September 20, 2018
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Researchers train robotic gliders to soar
Novel study applies reinforcement learning to set a course toward artificial intelligence
September 19, 2018
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Tweaking cells’ gatekeepers could lead to new way to fight cancer
Salk scientists develop method to manipulate numbers of nuclear pores
September 18, 2018
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Research in yeast leads to serendipitous finding about a central nervous system disorder
Salk Institute researchers discover how defects in an important quality control mechanism in cells contribute to rare neurodegenerative disease
September 13, 2018
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New method of pinpointing cancer mutations could lead to more targeted treatments
Salk Institute researchers and collaborators develop approach to yield more complete picture of cancer
September 10, 2018