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Salk and UC San Diego scientists receive $1.5 million to study firefighter health
Salk research suggests time-restricted eating can improve shift workers' health
February 14, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk scientist receives $1.2 million grant from Keck Foundation to develop transparent tissues for diagnostics and therapeutics
Proteins from camouflaging underwater creatures provide key to seeing through cells
February 12, 2018
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Salk researchers discover how liver responds so quickly to food
The finding could help better understand metabolism and some forms of diabetes
February 8, 2018
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Salk Institute names Kurt Marek, PhD, new director of research development
February 8, 2018
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Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Timing is everything, to our genes
Salk scientists discover critical gene activity follows a biological clock, affecting diseases of the brain and body
February 8, 2018
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Salk Institute enhances postdoctoral program, as Tricia Wright, PhD, joins as first postdoctoral scholar advisor
February 5, 2018
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Padres Pedal the Cause provides $2.4 million for cancer research
Proceeds will fund groundbreaking science at Salk Institute and three other organizations
January 25, 2018
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Salk Institute augments leadership structure
Names Professor Fred “Rusty” Gage as Interim President, Elizabeth Blackburn as President Emerita, as search for permanent successor commences
January 22, 2018
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
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The Salk Institute and Indivumed partner to advance global cancer research
Salk and Indivumed have established a strategic partnership to advance research in precision oncology and personalized medicine by utilizing the highest quality molecular and clinical data in cancer
January 16, 2018
Salk Talk Podcast
Shani Stern
As the only electrophysiologist in the Gage lab, Shani Stern uses her engineering expertise to delve into the biological mysteries that most intrigue her, particularly bipolar disorder.
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What happens when your brain’s support cells aren’t so supportive?
Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age
January 10, 2018

Great discussion of genetic mapping of root growth in Arabidopsis by @Rootstrapping @salkinstitute despite demonic possession of the slide projector. Work now includes a phenotyping robot purchased using crowdfunding! #Phenome2018 Retweeted by Salk Institute

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New post on the @theNCI blog features research at the Salk which suggests that targeting the body’s biological clock may be a potential strategy for treating cancer bit.ly/2GdMliu

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Salk scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrients
January 10, 2018
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Alzheimer’s drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell
Salk researchers identify the molecular target of J147, which is nearing clinical trials to treat Alzheimer’s disease
January 8, 2018
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Self-defense for plants
Salk scientists characterize unusual plant immune response to bacterial infection
January 8, 2018