Where Cures Begin

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

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San Diego research community: ICE proposal threatens scientific progress
October 22, 2020
Our Science
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle awarded over $1 million to study impact of tobacco use on pancreatic cancer
October 21, 2020
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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.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVE
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.
ANNOUNCEMENT
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
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Salk Institute and BridgeBio Pharma collaborate to advance therapies for genetically driven disease
October 21, 2020
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Salk Institute hits play on new podcast series
"Where Cures Begin" explores the lives of scientists and discoveries at the Institute
ANNOUNCEMENT
In Memoriam: Paul F. Glenn
Salk Institute remembers visionary aging-research benefactor
October 12, 2020
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Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
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Gene Expression Laboratory
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Traveling brain waves help detect hard-to-see objects
Salk scientists discover patterns of neural waves in the awake brain that help detect objects
October 7, 2020
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Salk physician-scientist Edward Stites receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
October 6, 2020
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Joanne Chory wins the 2020 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
October 1, 2020
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Top San Diego research institutions, led by Salk, to receive an expected $5 million to study cellular aging in humans
September 16, 2020
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Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver
Salk researchers made new inroads into understanding how the commonly prescribed drug metformin works in the body
September 10, 2020
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Method to derive blood vessel cells from skin cells suggests ways to slow aging
Salk study is the first to reveal ways cells from the human circulatory system change with age and age-related diseases
September 8, 2020
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First immune-evading cells created to treat type 1 diabetes
Salk researchers develop transplantable human cells that make insulin, controlling blood sugar without immunosuppressants in mouse models
August 19, 2020