Where Cures Begin

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

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Salk Professors Susan Kaech and Alan Saghatelian named 2020 AAAS Fellows
November 24, 2020
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Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Five Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
The Salk researchers have publications ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
November 18, 2020
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Now more than ever. Basic science is essential to our health.
In addition to Salk’s ongoing foundational, collaborative science exploring basic biological principles and research areas relevant to COVID-19, several new coronavirus-specific projects have recently launched. These innovative projects range from understanding the structure of the virus to mobilizing the body’s immune reaction.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Statement on the Current Operations at the Salk Institute due to COVID-19
The Salk campus remains closed to the public at this time.
June 22, 2020
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Bezos Earth Fund donates $30 million to Salk Institute for innovative climate change research
Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative is enhancing plants to capture and store more carbon to offset climate change
November 16, 2020
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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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Salk appoints Jesse Dixon as assistant professor
November 11, 2020
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Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
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Gene Expression Laboratory
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Salk Institute and Sempra Energy announce project to advance plant-based carbon capture and storage research
November 9, 2020
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Honoring the memory of Jonas Salk, polio vaccine inventor, on his 106th birthday anniversary, during the COVID-19 pandemic
October 28, 2020
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San Diego research community: ICE proposal threatens scientific progress
October 22, 2020
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Salk Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle awarded over $1 million to study impact of tobacco use on pancreatic cancer
October 21, 2020
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Salk Institute and BridgeBio Pharma collaborate to advance therapies for genetically driven disease
October 21, 2020
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In Memoriam: Paul F. Glenn
Salk Institute remembers visionary aging-research benefactor
October 12, 2020
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Traveling brain waves help detect hard-to-see objects
Salk scientists discover patterns of neural waves in the awake brain that help detect objects
October 7, 2020