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NEWS
How the brain ignores distracting information to coordinate movements
The latest research has implications for understanding sensory disorders and building better prosthetics and robots that can fine-tune their movements based on what they touch.
October 14, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk scientists reveal most commonly mutated gene in all cancers
Finding shows some of the mutations most targeted by medicine are not as common as previously thought
October 13, 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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Salk team launches phase I clinical trial for Alzheimer’s therapy
The compound being studied, CMS121, was first developed and studied at Salk
October 8, 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.
NEWS
Salk teams advance efforts to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders, via NIH brain atlas
New papers describe the diversity of neurons in the mouse brain and establish tools for studying the human brain.
October 6, 2021
MEET A SCIENTIST
Eiman Azim
Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair
NEWS
Salk Assistant Professor Graham McVicker receives Genomic Innovator Award
September 30, 2021
NEWS
Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
NEWS
Peter Adams and Gerald Shadel awarded $13 million from NIH to study aging and liver cancer
September 23, 2021
NEWS
Salk neuroscientist Kay Tye selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
September 23, 2021
NEWS
The Salk Institute and Sanford Burnham Prebys licenses ULK1/2 inhibitors to Endeavor BioMedicines for treatment of cancer
September 16, 2021
NEWS
Salk plant researchers launch collaboration to breed carbon-capturing sorghum
Salk will team up with experts at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to study the genetics of sorghum
September 14, 2021
NEWS
Research reveals how subtle changes in a microRNA may lead to ALS
Salk researchers find a tipping point in genetic changes, leading to the development of disease in an animal model
August 26, 2021