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Five Salk Professors Named Among Most Highly Cited Researchers in the World

The Salk researchers have publications ranking in the top 1 percent by citations La Jolla CA— Salk Professors Joanne Chory, Joseph Ecker, Rusty Gage, Reuben Shaw and Kay ...

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Bezos Earth Fund Donates $30 Million to Salk Institute for Innovative Climate Change Research

Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative is enhancing plants to capture and store more carbon to offset climate change La Jolla CA— Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI) will receive $30 million from ...

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Honoring the Memory of Jonas Salk, Polio Vaccine Inventor, on his 106th Birthday Anniversary, During the COVID-19 Pandemic

La Jolla CA— As people across the world anxiously await the promise of an effective vaccine to end the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 220,000 Americans and ...

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Salk Identifies Ways of Slow Aging

Method to derive blood vessel cells from skin cells suggests ways to slow aging Salk study is the first to reveal ways cells from the human circulatory system ...

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New Molecule Salk Study Demonstrates that the Drug CMS121 Treats Neurodegeneration in Mice Reverses Alzheimer’s-like Memory Decline

Salk study demonstrates that the drug CMS121 treats neurodegeneration in mice La Jolla CA— A drug candidate developed by Salk researchers, and previously shown to slow aging in ...

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Salk Scientists Discover Genetic “dial” to Turn Immune Function Up and Down to Target Cancer, Autoimmune Disease

A key gene modifies regulatory T cells to fine-tune the immune response La Jolla CA— The human immune system is a finely-tuned machine, balancing when to release a ...

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Salk News: Researchers Find Ways to Flight Inflammation

Boosting levels of good fats with an experimental drug that acts on two newly characterized genes Salk researchers discover way to increase levels of fats that fight inflammation and ...

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Mysterious Cells Found to Play Role in Pancreatitis

Salk scientists find that specialized chemosensory cells form during pancreatitis in mice La Jolla CA— Persistent inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a known risk factor for developing ...

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Mysterious Microproteins Have Major Implications for Human Disease

Salk scientists discover how microprotein PIGBOS could be a target for cancer La Jolla CA— As the tools to study biology improve, researchers are beginning to uncover details ...

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Salk Scientists Discover a Direct Link from the Brain’s Emotion Circuit to the Movement Circuit

How emotion affects action La Jolla CA— During high stress situations such as making a goal in soccer, some athletes experience a rapid decline in performance under pressure, ...

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Gerald Joyce Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

La Jolla CA— Salk Professor Gerald Joyce, a pioneer in the field of in vitro evolution, has been elected to the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as ...

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How Attention Helps the Brain Perceive an Object

Salk scientists find that attention cuts through brain “noise” that impairs visual perception La Jolla CA— It’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for. In a famous ...

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Salk’s Tatyana Sharpee Elected 2018 Fellow of American Physical Society

La Jolla CA— Salk Associate Professor Tatyana Sharpee, a member of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for ...

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Tweaking Cells’ Gatekeepers Could Lead to New Way to Fight Cancer

Salk scientists develop method to manipulate numbers of nuclear pores La Jolla CA— If the cell nucleus is like a bank for DNA, nuclear pores are the security ...

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The Alchemy of Healing: Researchers Turn Open Wounds Into Skin

La Jolla CA— Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be ...

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