Where Cures Begin

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

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Three Salk faculty honored with endowed chairs
April 20, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Grafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders
Salk scientists improve the growth of three-dimensional brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia
April 16, 2018
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Prominent academics, including Salk’s Thomas Albright, call for more science in forensic science
April 9, 2018
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Tumor suppressor protein targets liver cancer
Salk scientist who discovered “on switch” for cancer helps find mechanism that turns it off
March 29, 2018
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk promotes Dmitry Lyumkis to assistant professor
Dynamic scientist advancing vision for collaborative, cutting-edge microscopy
March 23, 2018
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Salk promotes Xin Jin to associate professor
Innovative neuroscientist providing significant insights into neurological and psychiatric diseases
March 23, 2018
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Tony Hunter receives Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research
Salk scientist celebrated for seminal contributions to cancer research
March 23, 2018
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Early developmental experiences influence DNA in the adult brain
Salk scientists discover how maternal behavior changes brain cells in mice
March 22, 2018
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Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
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Decoding the chemistry of fear
Salk team charts pathway for fear in worms to reveal more about human anxiety
March 19, 2018
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CRISPR genetic editing takes another big step forward, targeting RNA
Salk scientists create new molecular scissors to correct protein imbalance in cellular model of dementia
March 15, 2018
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Making new memories is a balancing act
Salk scientists discover that brain storage capacity is dynamic and varies by region
March 14, 2018
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Molecule that gives energy-burning brown fat its identity could lead to drugs for obesity
A protein found in brown fat, but not typical white fat, is key to how the energy-burning brown fat cells function
March 13, 2018
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Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for seventh time
Only four percent of nonprofits receive top rating seven times running
March 8, 2018
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Salk scientists find power switch for muscles
ERRγ gene enables endurance exercise and repairs type of damage seen in neuromuscular diseases
March 6, 2018
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How the brain tells our limbs apart
Salk researchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs
February 21, 2018