Where Cures Begin

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

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How the brain tells our limbs apart
Salk researchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs
February 21, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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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
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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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Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk Institute names Kurt Marek, PhD, new director of research development
February 8, 2018
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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
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
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Diana Hargreaves
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
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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
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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

#OTD 117 years ago was born a Legend of Architecture Happy Birthday, #LouisKahn! Jonas Salk and Kahn collaborated to create spacious, unobstructed laboratory spaces that could be adapted to the ever-changing needs of science. bit.ly/2CypxYr pic.twitter.com/H5Zw3wjeBE

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Dr. Geoffrey Wahl, @SalkInstitute Professor at the Gene Expression Laboratory, will present on cancer metastasis and its complexities at Concept to the Cure. Go to KomenSanDiego.org/ConceptToCure to read more on Dr. Wahl's work and RSVP. #KomenScholar pic.twitter.com/VMKkArt22a Retweeted by Salk Institute

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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