Where Cures Begin

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

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Salk Institute announces historic $100M challenge gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Donation will underwrite construction of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Science and Technology Center
November 12, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Which side is which?: How the brain perceives borders
Salk scientists have discovered that neurons deep in the brain’s cortex are the first to compute which side of a visual border is an object and which side is background
November 30, 2021
Support Salk
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.
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.
September 20, 2021
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Reading the mind of a worm
Salk scientists use machine learning to predict smells based on brain activity in worms
November 19, 2021
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2021 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Six Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
The Salk researchers have publications ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
November 16, 2021
MEET A SCIENTIST
Alan Saghatelian
Professor
Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology
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Salk Institute awards Medal for Research Excellence to neurobiologist and geneticist Cori Bargmann
November 12, 2021
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Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
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Study shines a light into “black holes” in the Arabidopsis genome
Salk scientists, collaborating with researchers from the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University, have sequenced the genome of the world’s most widely used model plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana, at a level of detail never previously achieved.
November 11, 2021
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Secrets of quillwort photosynthesis could boost crop efficiency
Researchers explore how aquatic plants regulate photosynthesis to compete for carbon dioxide underwater
November 3, 2021
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Uncovering how injury to the pancreas impacts cancer formation
October 29, 2021
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Salk Professor Tatyana Sharpee receives ASBMB DeLano Award
October 28, 2021
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Long-lived proteins in mitochondria of the brain stabilize protein complexes
Salk research has implications for understanding how cells like neurons, which don’t divide, function over an entire lifetime
October 28, 2021