Where Cures Begin

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

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Fruit fly brains inform search engines of the future
November 9, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Immune cell policing offers insights into cancer, autoimmune disease
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Experiments come in many forms. Join our first-ever crowdfunder for a seed-planting robot.
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Salk scientists lead $25 million initiative to develop atlas of brain cell types
October 23, 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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Every cure begins with you.
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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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Inside Salk Magazine
Delving into the best of both worlds with SHANI STERN
As the only electrophysiologist in the lab, Stern uses her engineering expertise to delve into the biological mysteries that most intrigue her, particularly bipolar disorder.
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Salk researchers awarded $2.5 million for innovative pancreatic cancer clinical trial
October 12, 2017
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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SALK TALK PODCAST
Chris Howard
When Howard is not playing D&D, he studies the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is implicated in diseases like Parkinson’s and drug addiction.

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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
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Salk Institute revenues rise to $134 million in 2017 fiscal year
Overall revenues increase 13.5 percent over previous fiscal year
October 2, 2017
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President Elizabeth Blackburn gives keynote address at the University of Queensland’s international scientific conference
September 29, 2017
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Salk scientist Silvana Konermann named HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow
September 20, 2017
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The right way to repair DNA
Salk scientists discover that a microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer
September 20, 2017