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Memory Relies on Astrocytes, the Brain's Lesser Known Cells

Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.
28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Gene Discovered That Stops the Spread of Deadly Cancer

Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world’s deadliest cancers. By identifying the cause of...
16-Jul-2014 5:30 PM EDT

One Injection Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks

Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.
14-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

No Extra Mutations in Modified Stem Cells, Study Finds

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New results ease previous concerns that gene-editing techniques—used to develop therapies for genetic diseases—could add unwanted mutations to stem cells.
9-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Salk Institute Welcomes Four New Faculty

The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome a new full professor and three new assistant professors, all exceptional leaders in their respective fields. The new faculty will facilitate innovative and collaborative breakthroughs in understanding human...
7-Jul-2014 7:00 PM EDT

Some Stem Cell Methods Closer To "Gold Standard" Than Others

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Salk researchers compared a dozen stem cell lines and discovered a newer method beats out the more established protocol when it comes to creating cells that most resemble those in a human embryo.
1-Jul-2014 4:45 PM EDT

First Appointment in New Salk Fellows Program

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The Salk has launched a new initiative called the Salk Fellows Program. The program brings scientists from broad disciplines to the Institute to trigger innovation and perpetuate the collaborative spirit of the Salk.
1-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Conrad T. Prebys Gives $25 Million to Salk Institute to Support Scientific Research

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received a $25 million gift from San Diego philanthropist and former Salk trustee Conrad T. Prebys to support cutting-edge biological research on a wide range of diseases.
2-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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