Where Cures Begin

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

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“Busybody” protein may get on your nerves, but that’s a good thing
Salk researchers find that p75 protein is vital for signaling pain in nervous system
October 17, 2017
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk Institute garners prestigious statewide preservation awards
California Preservation Foundation recognizes teak window conservation, endowment for future preservation
October 13, 2017
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Salk researchers awarded $2.5 million for innovative pancreatic cancer clinical trial
October 12, 2017
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Can you hear me now? Ensuring good cellular connections in the brain
Salk scientists reveal how brain cells called astrocytes help neurons form successful connections, offering potential therapeutic target for autism, ADHD, schizophrenia
October 11, 2017
Inside Salk Magazine Summer Edition
Inside Salk Magazine
Summer 2017 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Every cure begins with you.
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Salk neurobiologist receives NIH Director’s New Innovator award
October 5, 2017
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Salk Institute revenues rise to $134 million in 2017 fiscal year
Overall revenues increase 13.5 percent over previous fiscal year
October 2, 2017
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Inside Salk Magazine
Delving into the best of both worlds with SHANI STERN
As the only electrophysiologist in the lab, Stern uses her engineering expertise to delve into the biological mysteries that most intrigue her, particularly bipolar disorder.
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President Elizabeth Blackburn gives keynote address at the University of Queensland’s international scientific conference
September 29, 2017
EDUCATION OUTREACH
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SALK TALK PODCAST
Chris Howard
When Howard is not playing D&D, he studies the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is implicated in diseases like Parkinson’s and drug addiction.

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Salk scientist Silvana Konermann named HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow
September 20, 2017
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The right way to repair DNA
Salk scientists discover that a microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer
September 20, 2017
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MicroRNA helps cancer evade immune system
Salk researchers discover how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body’s immune response
September 18, 2017
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Partnership for a healthy brain
Salk scientists find that interaction between two key proteins regulates development of neurons
September 14, 2017
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Elizabeth Blackburn, Salk Institute’s first female president, honored by TIME as a trailblazing woman
FIRSTS project celebrates “women who broke ground in their fields” and “played pioneers in history”
September 8, 2017
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Salk computational neurobiologist receives NSF grant to study how brain processes sound
September 6, 2017