Where Cures Begin

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

NEWS
Plant geneticist Todd Michael joins Salk Institute
Scientist who studies plant genetic diversity appointed to Salk faculty as a research professor
April 6, 2020
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Salk minimizes on-site staff and takes additional steps around coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Institute is taking additional steps to minimize opportunities for viral transmission through the community.
March 6, 2020
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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.
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
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NEWS
Salk Institute appoints Leona Flores as executive director of Salk Cancer Center
March 26, 2020
NEWS
How plants sound the alarm about danger
Team led by Salk scientists provides a detailed picture of how plant hormones communicate through gene regulation
March 13, 2020
NEWS
Eat less, live longer
Salk scientists show how caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells
February 27, 2020
NEWS
The Salk Institute to receive $12.5 million gift from Hess Corporation to accelerate development of plant-based carbon capture and storage
February 25, 2020
NEWS
Altered potassium levels in neurons may cause mood swings in bipolar disorder
Salk researchers also find additional differences between the neurons of people with bipolar disorder who respond to lithium and those who don’t
February 19, 2020
NEWS
Imaging study of key viral structure shows how HIV drugs work at atomic level
Salk Institute findings will help inform the development of new and improved treatments for HIV
January 30, 2020
NEWS
The first roadmap for ovarian aging
Scientists discover how non-human primate ovaries age, with implications for human fertility
January 30, 2020
NEWS
Salk scientists link rapid brain growth in autism to DNA damage
During development, cells generated from people with autism have frequent breaks in the DNA of certain genes
January 30, 2020
NEWS
Salk Institute welcomes new trustees Larry Jennings, Jr., and Timothy Schoen
January 28, 2020
NEWS
Drug combo reverses arthritis in rats
A combination of two previously studied osteoarthritis drugs work better than either drug alone, Salk researchers discovered
January 21, 2020