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How Plants Quickly Adapt to Shifting Environmental Conditions

Salk scientists find that canopy shade from competing plants triggers cellular changes in as little as five minutes La Jolla CA— Scientists—and gardeners—have long known that plants grow ...

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Salk Institute Receives Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating for Tenth Consecutive Time

La Jolla CA— For the tenth consecutive time, the Salk Institute has earned the highest ranking—4 out of 4 stars—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity and nonprofit ...

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Research Advances One Step Closer to Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Salk research shows how to optimize the production of insulin-producing cells from stem cells La Jolla CA— Type 1 diabetes, which arises when the pancreas doesn’t create enough ...

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New Study Shows How to Boost Muscle Regeneration and Rebuild Tissue

Salk research reveals clues about molecular changes underlying muscle loss tied to aging La Jolla CA— One of the many effects of aging is loss of muscle mass, ...

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Salk Scientists Reveal Role of Genetic Switch in Pigmentation and Melanoma

Study suggests that turning molecular switch off could be a strategy to treat deadly type of skin cancer La Jolla CA—Despite only accounting for about 1 percent of ...

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Transforming Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide into Industrially Useful Material

Salk scientists quantify process to permanently store plant-captured CO2 as SiC, a valuable material for electronics La Jolla CA— Plants are unparalleled in their ability to capture CO2 from ...

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Salk: Coronavirus’ Spike Protein Plays Additional Key Role in Illness

Salk researchers and collaborators show how the protein damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease La Jolla CA— Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s ...

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Salk Scientists Reveal How Brain Cells in Alzheimer’s Go Awry, Lose Their Identity

New technique models brain cells in older patients more accurately than ever before La Jolla CA— Despite the prevalence of Alzheimer’s, there are still no treatments, in part ...

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San Diego Nathan Shock Center Announces First Grant Awardees at Inaugural Training Workshop

Six grant recipients received up to $15,000 each for studies on the variability of cellular aging in humans La Jolla CA— The San Diego Nathan Shock Center (SD-NSC) of Excellence ...

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Chimeric Tool Advanced for Wide Range of Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Research Applications

The findings on cellular communication hold promise for early human development, disease progression and aging, as well as organ transplantation and for testing therapeutics La Jolla CA— The ...

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Salk Institute Appoints Biophysicist Uri Manor as Assistant Research Professor

Manor currently serves as director of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core Facility La Jolla CA— The Salk Institute has appointed Uri Manor to the position of Assistant Research ...

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How Brain Cells Repair their DNA Reveals “Hot Spots” of Aging and Disease

Salk scientists reveal new insights into neurodegenerative disorders and potential for genetic therapies La Jolla CA— Neurons lack the ability to replicate their DNA, so they’re constantly working ...

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Salk Scientists Receive $1.5 million from The Conrad Prebys Foundation’s Inaugural Grant Cycle

La Jolla CA— Salk Professor Thomas Albright has been awarded $1 million and Assistant Professor Edward Stites awarded $500,000 by The Conrad Prebys Foundation as part of its ...

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New Protein Helps Carnivorous Plants Sense and Trap Their Prey

Research by Salk scientists helps explain how plants sense touch, and could have medical applications La Jolla CA— The brush of an insect’s wing is enough to trigger ...

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Salk Scientist Receives 2021 Asan Award in Basic Medicine

La Jolla CA— Salk Professor Ronald Evans, director of Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory and March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, has been awarded the 2021 ...

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