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Message from the Chairman of the Board and the President
June 11, 2018
OUR SCIENCE
Learn more about research that strives to unlock the fundamental principles of biology.
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Salk Institute’s Tony Hunter wins 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science
Salk researcher wins third prestigious prize in a row for cancer research
June 18, 2018
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Salk scientist Saket Navlakha named Pew Scholar
June 14, 2018
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23rd Annual Symphony at Salk
Featuring Tony Award Winning star of Hamilton Leslie Odom, Jr.
Inside Salk Magazine
Spring/Summer 2018 issue
Explore the latest issue of our magazine featuring recent discoveries and events.
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Salk Institute ranks in top 5 nonprofits in the world for high-quality scientific research in life sciences
Wide-ranging index from Nature Research tracks top research institutions globally
June 7, 2018
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Discovery reveals how cells try to control levels of key HIV protein
Salk scientists uncover potential new targets for antiviral drugs using novel laboratory method
May 31, 2018
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Janelle Ayres is finalist for Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists
Salk scientist who studies infectious diseases and microbiome one of 31 researchers in running for prestigious prizes
May 30, 2018
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Impaired energy production may explain why the brain is susceptible to age-related diseases
By studying neurons generated directly from skin cells, Salk researchers showed the impact of aged mitochondria on brain cells
May 29, 2018
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Salk Institute receives $1.5 million for Alzheimer’s research from NANOS Co. Ltd.
Korean company funds laboratory devoted to stem cell-based aging research
May 29, 2018
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Salk Institute appoints Steven Johnson as Senior Director of Communications
May 24, 2018
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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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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