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INSTITUTE NEWS

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Salk-Helmsley Fellow brings new gene-editing

technologies to the Salk Institute

Rusty Gage receives Allen Distinguished Investigator

Award to reveal biology of Alzheimer’s disease

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Julie Law named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Geoffrey Wahl named recipient of National Cancer

Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

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Janelle Ayres receives Young Faculty Award (YFA)

from DARPA

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Three Salk faculty honored as recipients of senior

scientist chairs

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Salk supporter Edwin K. Hunter appointed to

Salk Institute board of trustees

Education Outreach recipient of generous grants

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AFP honors Newman

Pedal pushers

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New Salk website

FOLIO:

magazine award sweep

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Venice offers picturesque setting for inaugural

Salk Summit

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Remembering Pavarotti

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Back to Basics lecture profiles pluripotent stem cells

Salk Science & Music Series

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Sizzling evening of jazz makes for an unforgettable

20th annual Symphony at Salk

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INSIDER’S VIEW

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2015 DONOR HONOR ROLL

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EXECUTIVE MESSAGE

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Salk Cores supporting science and technology

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An exit interview with Bill Brody

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One on one with…Ed Callaway

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Next generation: Conchi Estarás

DISCOVERY ROUNDUP

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Errant gene turns cells into mobile cancer factories

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Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells,

could improve chemotherapy

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New drug squashes cancer’s last-ditch efforts

to survive

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The DNA damage response goes viral: a way in for

new cancer treatments

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Scientists see motor neurons ‘walking’ in real time

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Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia, autism

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Not all organs age alike

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New insight into how the immune system sounds

the alarm

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In first, Salk scientists use sound waves to control

brain cells

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Mobile app records our erratic eating habits

December 2015

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