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Diabetes Diabetes: Looking under the hood

Salk researchers are trying to understand the human "hybrid car" of metabolism and what happens when this biological system breaks down.
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Institute News

Martin Hetzer One on One with ... Martin Hetzer

As the new director of the Salk's Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, Hetzer brings a unique eye into unraveling the mysteries of aging and diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's...... [Read more of this interview]

Wylie Vale Three top scientists join Salk faculty

The Salk Institute welcomes Hu Cang, Xin Jin and Nicola Allen who epitomize the next generation of outstanding scientists.......... [Read more of this story]

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Discovery Roundup

Recycling Cellular Fuel Researchers develop safe way to repair sickle cell disease genes

Sickle cell disease is one of the most prevalent devastating genetic disorders in the world...... 

Salk Institute Discovery may lead to safer treatments for asthma, allergies and arthritis

Glucocorticoids are steroids that occur naturally in the body and help control the amount of sugar in a person's blood....... 

Salk Institute Fruit fly intestine may hold secret to the fountain of youth

Scientists have long known that calorie restriction can extend the healthy lifespan of a range of animals....... 

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Back to Basics Back to Basics

Twice a year, Salk presents Back to Basics, a program
introducing the Institute's science to the general public.....

Loyal Donor Loyal Donor Luncheon

More than 60 supporters gathered at the Salk Institute on December 1 for the annual Loyal Donor Appreciation Luncheon....

David Sainsbury Brain Trust: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Foundation grant is extending the Salk Institute's long tradition of leadership in the neuroscience field, as well as its scientists' penchant for collaboration....

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