Where Cures Begin

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

The Salk Institute and Sanford Burnham Prebys licenses ULK1/2 inhibitors to Endeavor BioMedicines for treatment of cancer
September 16, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
Salk plant researchers launch collaboration to breed carbon-capturing sorghum
Salk will team up with experts at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to study the genetics of sorghum
September 14, 2021
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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.
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.
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.
Research reveals how subtle changes in a microRNA may lead to ALS
Salk researchers find a tipping point in genetic changes, leading to the development of disease in an animal model
August 26, 2021
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Philanthropic donations to Salk Institute exceed record-breaking $100M in FY21
Record support will help accelerate discoveries in cancer, climate change, Alzheimer’s and more
August 25, 2021
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Inside Salk Magazine
Spring 2021 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Axel Nimmerjahn leads research team awarded $11 million by the U19 Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Program
August 25, 2021
Kay Tye
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Professor Janelle Ayres named inaugural recipient of the Salk Institute Legacy Chair
August 23, 2021
Announcing Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
Salk promotes Diana Hargreaves to associate professor
August 19, 2021
Benefits of time-restricted eating depend on age and sex
Not everyone benefits equally from TRE, but TRE has important health benefits for all
August 17, 2021
Salk receives INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
August 16, 2021
Researchers identify neurons involved in overdose deaths
Salk scientists show how blocking opioid receptors in specific neurons can restore breathing during an overdose
August 12, 2021
Salk Institute among cross-collaborative teams gifted $220 million by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Gift will fund research into molecular underpinnings of peak human performance
July 21, 2021