Where Cures Begin

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

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
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
The first roadmap for ovarian aging
Scientists discover how non-human primate ovaries age, with implications for human fertility
January 30, 2020
Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2019 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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.
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.
Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
October 30, 2019
Every cure begins with you.
Through education and volunteerism, we share our passion.
Björn Lillemeier
Associate Professor
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center
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
Salk Institute welcomes new trustees Larry Jennings, Jr., and Timothy Schoen
January 28, 2020
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
Mitochondria are the “canary in the coal mine” for cellular stress
Finding by Salk researchers helps explain how some cancers resist chemotherapy
December 13, 2019
Alzheimer’s drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows
Salk researchers show how two experimental Alzheimer’s drugs protect the brains of mice from other aspects of aging
December 10, 2019
Finding the smallest genes could yield outsized benefits
Salk technique may reveal important health biomarkers and new disease targets
December 9, 2019
Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night
Salk researchers identify light-sensitive cells in humans that appear to help establish healthy day-night cycles
December 5, 2019
Clinical study finds eating within a 10-hour window may help stave off diabetes, heart disease
Salk and UC San Diego scientists discover that time-restricted eating in humans can help treat metabolic syndrome in conjunction with traditional medications
December 5, 2019
Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging
Scientists discover multiple mechanisms at work in widely-used diabetes drug metformin
December 3, 2019
Seven Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
Researchers make the prestigious list of “Most Influential Scientific Minds” with papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations
November 21, 2019