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Salk Institute appoints Steven Johnson as Senior Director of Communications
May 24, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk appoints neuroscientist Margarita Behrens as Research Professor
New Research Professor program offers additional career advancement opportunities to scientists
May 22, 2018
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Boosting the effects of Vitamin D to tackle diabetes
Salk Institute study suggests new approach for treating type 2 diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer
May 10, 2018
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Salk Institute’s Joanne Chory awarded prestigious Gruber Prize
May 10, 2018
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Spring/Summer 2018 issue
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Understanding how DNA is selectively tagged with “do not use” marks
Salk scientists identify proteins that target specific DNA regions to keep genetic material under control
May 7, 2018
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Interconnected cells-in-a-dish let researchers study brain disease
Using multiple types of cells found in the brain’s hippocampus, Salk researchers modeled how connections between cells go awry in schizophrenia
May 3, 2018
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Where brain cells get their information may determine their roles in diseases
Salk scientists find differences in communication pathways to two cell types implicated in psychiatric and movement disorders
May 1, 2018
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Single injection treats hemophilia B for life, in proof-of-concept study
The Salk approach, tested in a mouse model, points to cheaper and more effective treatments for humans
May 1, 2018
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Organoids reveal how a deadly brain cancer grows
Salk scientists develop a new model for glioblastoma using gene-edited organoids
April 24, 2018
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Salk Institute launches Conquering Cancer Initiative
Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the "urgency of now" in cancer research
April 20, 2018
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Three Salk faculty honored with endowed chairs
April 20, 2018
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Grafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders
Salk scientists improve the growth of three-dimensional brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia
April 16, 2018
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Prominent academics, including Salk’s Thomas Albright, call for more science in forensic science
April 9, 2018
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Tumor suppressor protein targets liver cancer
Salk scientist who discovered “on switch” for cancer helps find mechanism that turns it off
March 29, 2018
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Salk promotes Dmitry Lyumkis to assistant professor
Dynamic scientist advancing vision for collaborative, cutting-edge microscopy
March 23, 2018