Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
Jean Rivier, Salk Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at 78
Neuropeptide biologist pioneered studies of body’s reaction to stress
November 14, 2019
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
NEWS
Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for ninth consecutive time
Status achieved by only three percent of nonprofits
November 14, 2019
NEWS
Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
Where Cures Begin explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
October 30, 2019
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.
Inside Salk Magazine
Fall 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
MEET A SCIENTIST
John B. Thomas
Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
NEWS
Salk’s donors give record-breaking $89 million in FY19 to fuel scientific discoveries
Unprecedented philanthropic support will help accelerate discoveries in cancer, climate change, Alzheimer’s and more
November 4, 2019
NEWS
Unlocking the black box of embryonic development
International collaboration improves method for culturing primate embryos to learn more about human development
October 31, 2019
NEWS
Mysterious microproteins have major implications for human disease
Salk scientists discover how microprotein PIGBOS could be a target for cancer
October 25, 2019
NEWS
Salk Scientists receive $12.9 million from NIH BRAIN Initiative
October 21, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientists awarded $14.3 million to map circuitry for movement, such as reaching and grasping
October 18, 2019
NEWS
Stem cell study offers new way to study early development and pregnancy
Salk synthetic embryo model could open new avenues for understanding early development, among many other applications for human health
October 17, 2019
NEWS
Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake
Researchers discover a way to make electron microscopy more detailed and precise by visualizing the activation of brain circuits over long distances
October 15, 2019
NEWS
Salk scientist Tony Hunter receives National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
October 9, 2019
NEWS
Mapping normal breast development to better understand cancer
Salk scientists profile each cell in developing breast tissue and create a web database to aid research
October 8, 2019
NEWS
Machine learning helps plant science turn over a new leaf
Salk scientists use machine learning algorithms to help automate plant studies
October 7, 2019