Where Cures Begin

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Parkinson’s, cancer, type 2 diabetes share a key element that drives disease
Enzyme with central role in cancer and type 2 diabetes also activates “clean-up” protein in Parkinson’s
April 7, 2021
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
How brain cells repair their DNA reveals “hot spots” of aging and disease
Salk scientists reveal new insights into neurodegenerative disorders and potential for genetic therapies
April 1, 2021
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Now more than ever. Basic science is essential to our health.
In addition to Salk’s ongoing foundational, collaborative science exploring basic biological principles and research areas relevant to COVID-19, several new coronavirus-specific projects have recently launched. These innovative projects range from understanding the structure of the virus to mobilizing the body’s immune reaction.
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.
Statement on the Current Operations at the Salk Institute due to COVID-19
The Salk campus remains closed to the public at this time.
June 22, 2020
Every cure begins with you.
Fast, portable test can diagnose COVID-19 and track variants
The field test, called NIRVANA, can simultaneously detect and sequence SARS-CoV-2, influenza and other viruses
March 31, 2021
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Inside Salk Magazine
Winter 2020 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
Salk appoints biophysicist Uri Manor as Assistant Research Professor
Manor currently serves as director of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core Facility
March 31, 2021
Gerald Shadel
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Scientists receive $1.5 million from The Conrad Prebys Foundation’s inaugural grant cycle
March 25, 2021
Announcing Season Three of Salk’s Podcast “Where Cures Begin”!
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
New protein helps carnivorous plants sense and trap their prey
Research by Salk scientists helps explain how plants sense touch, and could have medical applications
March 25, 2021
Salk scientist Ronald Evans receives 2021 Asan Award in Basic Medicine
March 18, 2021
Salk Professor Wolfgang Busch named first incumbent of the Hess Chair in Plant Science
March 9, 2021
New method could democratize deep learning-enhanced microscopy
Salk researchers teach AI to improve microscope image quality—by taking high-resolution images and artificially degrading them
March 8, 2021
Salk Professors Satchin Panda and Tatyana Sharpee honored with endowed chairs
February 25, 2021