Where Cures Begin

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

Top San Diego research institutions, led by Salk, to receive an expected $5 million to study cellular aging in humans
September 16, 2020
Salk Institute is Currently Closed to All Visitors
Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver
Salk researchers made new inroads into understanding how the commonly prescribed drug metformin works in the body
September 10, 2020
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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.
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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Method to derive blood vessel cells from skin cells suggests ways to slow aging
Salk study is the first to reveal ways cells from the human circulatory system change with age and age-related diseases
September 8, 2020
Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
First immune-evading cells created to treat type 1 diabetes
Salk researchers develop transplantable human cells that make insulin, controlling blood sugar without immunosuppressants in mouse models
August 19, 2020
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Gene Expression Laboratory
Longtime Salk Professor David Schubert passes at the age of 77
August 10, 2020
Imaging method highlights new role for cellular “skeleton” protein
Molecules of actin help control the division of mitochondria, with implications for disease
August 10, 2020
New molecule reverses Alzheimer’s-like memory decline
Salk study demonstrates that the drug CMS121 treats neurodegeneration in mice
August 4, 2020
New maps of chemical marks on DNA pinpoint regions relevant to many developmental diseases
Salk researchers mapped how DNA methylation changes over time in mice to better understand developmental disorders
July 29, 2020
Keeping innocent people out of jail using the science of perception
Salk scientists devise a new lineup method to help eyewitnesses more accurately identify suspects
July 14, 2020
Inside Salk Magazine
Summer 2020 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
The Salk Institute welcomes top scientists in cancer biology and biophysics
July 13, 2020