Inside Salk - July 2012 - page 2

July 2012
Inside Salk
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Next generation: Carol Marchetto
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A new drug target for lung cancer
Salk scientists use an old theory to discover
new targets in the fight against breast cancer
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Salk scientists discover how plants grow to
escape shade
Sending out an SOS: How telomeres incriminate
cells that can’t divide
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Discovery of extremely long-lived proteins
may provide insight to cell aging and
neurodegenerative diseases
NEXT GENERATION
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The next generation: Carol Marchetto
A passion for the lab bench—and beyond
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Science and Salk bat 1000 at annual expo
The future of science visits the Salk
Up close with fruit flies
PHILANTHROPY NEWS
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Inaugural Alumni Fellowship awarded
Qualcomm donates $1.5million to Salk in
honor of trucking pioneer
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San Diego
Salk
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cell
erators spring into science
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NY
Salk
ex
cell
erators: Supporting
scientific discovery
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40
th
annual Tax andManagement Seminar
for Private Foundations
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Insider’s View
CALENDAR
Back Cover
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EXECUTIVE MESSAGE
LEAD STORY
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Renato Dulbecco: A Giant of Cancer Biology
INSTITUTE NEWS
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Salk scientists honored with endowed chairs
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Elizabeth Blackburn awarded 2012 American
Institute of Chemists GoldMedal
The Salk Institute welcomes new
Non-Resident Fellow
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A record-setting year for fundraising
Faculty members receive promotions
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A license to heal
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Salk professor Fred Gage awarded
Fyssen Foundation International Prize
Salk scientist elected to American Academy
of the Arts and Sciences
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Salk Institute named SDG&E 2012 Energy Champion
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annual Symphony at Salk to feature
special guest artist LeAnn Rimes
DISCOVERY ROUNDUP
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The road to diabetes
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Discovery of plant proteinsmay boost agricultural
yields and biofuel production
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Complex wiring of the nervous systemmay
rely on just a handful of genes and proteins
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RenatoDulbecco: AGiant of Cancer Biology
WilliamR. Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
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ON THE COVER
MaureenDulbecco took this photo of her husbandRenatoDulbecco in their red ’63 Jaguar XKE just as theywere about
to hike into theBorrego PalmCanyon in 1964.
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