Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night
Salk researchers identify light-sensitive cells in humans that appear to help establish healthy day-night cycles
December 5, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Clinical study finds eating within a 10-hour window may help stave off diabetes, heart disease
Salk and UC San Diego scientists discover that time-restricted eating in humans can help treat metabolic syndrome in conjunction with traditional medications
December 5, 2019
NEWS
Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
Where Cures Begin explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
October 30, 2019
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.
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
NEWS
Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging
Scientists discover multiple mechanisms at work in widely-used diabetes drug metformin
December 3, 2019
NEWS
Seven Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
Researchers make the prestigious list of “Most Influential Scientific Minds” with papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
November 21, 2019
NEWS
Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking
Salk scientists discover brain circuit in mice that controls compulsive drinking of alcohol
November 21, 2019
NEWS
Jean Rivier, Salk Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at 78
Neuropeptide biologist pioneered studies of body’s reaction to stress
November 14, 2019
NEWS
Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for ninth consecutive time
Status achieved by only three percent of nonprofits
November 14, 2019
NEWS
Salk’s donors give record-breaking $89 million in FY19 to fuel scientific discoveries
Unprecedented philanthropic support will help accelerate discoveries in cancer, climate change, Alzheimer’s and more
November 4, 2019
NEWS
Unlocking the black box of embryonic development
International collaboration improves method for culturing primate embryos to learn more about human development
October 31, 2019
NEWS
Mysterious microproteins have major implications for human disease
Salk scientists discover how microprotein PIGBOS could be a target for cancer
October 25, 2019
NEWS
Salk Scientists receive $12.9 million from NIH BRAIN Initiative
October 21, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientists awarded $14.3 million to map circuitry for movement, such as reaching and grasping
October 18, 2019