Where Cures Begin

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

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Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular details of a new genetic engineering tool
September 20, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Researchers train robotic gliders to soar
Novel study applies reinforcement learning to set a course toward artificial intelligence
September 19, 2018
NEWS
Tweaking cells’ gatekeepers could lead to new way to fight cancer
Salk scientists develop method to manipulate numbers of nuclear pores
September 18, 2018
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.
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NEWS
Research in yeast leads to serendipitous finding about a central nervous system disorder
Salk Institute researchers discover how defects in an important quality control mechanism in cells contribute to rare neurodegenerative disease
September 13, 2018
NEWS
New method of pinpointing cancer mutations could lead to more targeted treatments
Salk Institute researchers and collaborators develop approach to yield more complete picture of cancer
September 10, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
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Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
PUBLIC EVENTS
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Electron microscopy provides new view of tiny virus with therapeutic potential
Salk Institute and University of Florida researchers image a virus with better resolution than ever accomplished before
September 7, 2018
NEWS
The alchemy of healing: researchers turn open wounds into skin
Salk scientists develop new technique to heal large ulcers by reprogramming wound cells into skin cells
September 5, 2018
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
NEWS
A master switch controls aggressive breast cancer
Salk scientists who discovered that aggressive breast cancer reprises pathways found in fetal cells have identified genetic master switch for process
August 30, 2018
NEWS
What’s that smell? Scientists find a new way to understand odors
A mathematical model reveals a map for odors from the natural environment
August 29, 2018
NEWS
Salk’s donors give $48.5 million to support scientific innovation in FY18
Philanthropic funds help accelerate discoveries in cancer, plant science, neuroscience and more
August 23, 2018
NEWS
A switch to turn fragrances on and off
Researchers discover key to mass-producing beneficial plant compounds
August 21, 2018
NEWS
Salk Institute receives $2 million for cancer research initiative
Stalwart Salk advocates make philanthropic investment into Institute’s Conquering Cancer Initiative
August 21, 2018