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Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together


Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into...
4/9/2014 1:35 PM EDT

Scientists Reveal Potential Link Between Brain Development and Breast Cancer Gene


Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising—and crucial—link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer. Aside from better understanding neurological damage associated...
4/8/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Salk Institute and Stanford University to Lead New $40 Million Stem Cell Genomics Center


The Salk Institute for Biological Studies will join Stanford University in leading a new Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics, created through a $40 million award by California's stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative...
1/31/2014 6:00 PM EST

Natural Plant Compound Prevents Alzheimer's Disease in Mice


A chemical that's found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. In experiments on...
1/27/2014 3:00 PM EST

Salk Scientists Identify Factors That Trigger ALT-Ernative Cancer Cell Growth


Highly diverse cancers share one trait: the capacity for endless cell division. Unregulated growth is due in large part to the fact that tumor cells can rebuild protective ends of their chromosomes, which are made of repeated DNA sequences and...
1/13/2014 11:00 AM EST

Missing Molecule in Chemical Production Line Discovered

It takes dozens of chemical reactions for a cell to make isoprenoids, a diverse class of molecules found in every type of living organism. Cholesterol, for example, an important component of the membranes of cells, is a large isoprenoid chemical....
12/10/2013 3:00 PM EST

Salk Institute Board of Trustees Elects Two Visionary Business Leaders


The Salk Institute is pleased to announce that Alan D. Gold and David F. Hale have been elected to its Board of Trustees.
12/9/2013 3:00 PM EST

Salk Scientists Crack Riddle of Important Drug Target


A new approach to mapping how proteins interact with each other, developed at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, could aid in the design of new drugs for diseases such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
12/2/2013 12:00 PM EST

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