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Salk Institute Medals Awarded to Pioneering Neuroscience and Cancer Researchers


The Salk Institute awarded two American scientists with its prestigious Medal for Research Excellence, a distinction that has only been bestowed twice before in the Institute’s 55-year history. The honorees, who received their awards April 13,...
14-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Guardians Remove Dying Neurons

By adolescence, your brain already contains most of the neurons that you'll have for the rest of your life. But a few regions continue to grow new nerve cells--and require the services of cellular sentinels, specialized immune cells that keep the...
6-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Same Gene Dictates Size of Two Sensory Brain Areas


The discovery has implications for understanding how the human brain evolved and how it varies between people
12-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Memory Capacity of Brain Is 10 Times More Than Previously Thought

Data from the Salk Institute shows brain’s memory capacity is in the petabyte range, as much as entire Web.
22-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Salk Cancer Center Appoints Reuben Shaw as New Director


Salk Cancer Center appoints Reuben Shaw as new director.
7-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn Named Salk Institute President


Renowned molecular biologist and scientific leader to join Salk January 1, 2016
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Salk Scientists Discover Protein Factories Hidden in Human Jumping Genes


Researchers identify a new core element of primate jumping genes capable of producing previously unknown proteins
19-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Learn How to Grow Old Brain Cells


The new technique allows scientists to study diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s using cells from human patients
2-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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