Where Cures Begin

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

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Giant leap in diagnosing liver disease
Stool microbes make a challenging diagnosis easier
July 1, 2020
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Message from Rusty Gage and Mallory Zaslav
Our mission to better humanity must extend beyond science.
June 9, 2020
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Now more than ever. Basic science is essential to our health.
Your partnership allows our scientists to accelerate the pace of high-risk, high-reward discoveries that have the potential to benefit the health of all humanity—be it cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, climate change, infectious diseases or more.
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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NEWS
Salk researchers accelerate, expand COVID-19 research
Salk scientists tackle COVID-19 pandemic with innovative research projects on immunity, vaccine development, viral imaging and more
June 29, 2020
NEWS
Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
NEWS
How targeting killer T cells in the lungs could lead to immunity against respiratory viruses
Salk and Yale study of influenza could inform vaccines for COVID-19 and other lung diseases
June 11, 2020
MEET A SCIENTIST
Alan Saghatelian
Professor
Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology
NEWS
How cells solve their identity crisis
Salk scientists uncover how cells remember their identity, avoiding errors that could cause cancer
June 4, 2020
NEWS
Location, location, location: the cell membrane facilitates RAS protein interactions
Salk scientists uncover how RAS proteins bind and get destroyed, which may improve cancer therapeutics
May 18, 2020
NEWS
Experimental drug boosts levels of “good” fats
Salk researchers discover way to increase levels of fats that fight inflammation and diabetes, in mice
May 1, 2020
NEWS
Salk promotes Wolfgang Busch to full professor
Plant root researcher makes groundbreaking contributions to plant biology
April 30, 2020
NEWS
New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression
Two new studies by Salk researchers show how sex-determining genes can mediate behavior in fruit flies
April 28, 2020
NEWS
Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis
Salk scientists find that specialized chemosensory cells form during pancreatitis in mice
April 17, 2020
NEWS
Salk scientist Ronald Evans receives a 2020 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award
April 14, 2020