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Distinguished Bioengineer Christian Metallo to Join Salk as a Full Professor

Metallo takes a multi-disciplinary approach to studying how metabolism contributes to disease La Jolla CA— The Salk Institute welcomes bioengineer Christian Metallo, who will join the Salk faculty ...

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Salk Professor Named as the First Incumbent of the Hess Chair in Plant Science

La Jolla CA— Salk Professor Wolfgang Busch has been recognized for his contributions and dedication to advancing science through research by being named the first holder of the ...

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Salk Institute Team Reveals Never-Before-Seen Antibody Binding

Multi-institute collaboration uses X-ray crystallography and recombinant antibodies to uncover workings of an elusive molecule central to human health La Jolla CA— In structural biology, some molecules are ...

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Salk Institute Research Catches Up to World’s Fastest-Growing Plant

Salk researchers discover that miniature aquatic plant provides insight into genome design principles that could enable development of next-generation crops. La Jolla CA— Wolffia, also known as duckweed, ...

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New Clues Why Gold Standard Treatment for Bipolar Disorder Doesn’t Work for Majority of Patients

Salk researchers find decreased activation of gene called LEF1 is more common in neurons of people with bipolar disorder who do not respond to lithium, pointing way topotential ...

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Computational Model Reveals how the Brain Manages Short-term Memories

Salk scientists show how “working memories” might be stored by neurons that can maintain information longer than average La Jolla CA— If you’ve ever forgotten something mere seconds ...

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Salk Researchers Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Adapt

Salk’s simulated system could help develop better artificial intelligence, treatments for brain disorders La Jolla CA—Getting computers to “think” like humans is the holy grail of artificial intelligence, ...

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When it Comes to Feeling Pain, Touch or an Itch, Location Matters

Salk research is the first to outline where different cells associated with triggering sensorimotor reflexes are located in the spinal cord La Jolla CA— When you touch a ...

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Two Salk Institute Professors Named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

La Jolla CA— Salk Professors Susan Kaech and Alan Saghatelian have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest ...

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Salk Appoints Jesse Dixon as Assistant Professor

La Jolla CA— The Salk Institute has appointed molecular biologist Jesse Dixon to the rank of assistant professor for his significant work in uncovering how the human genome, the DNA ...

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Salk Institute and Sempra Energy Announce Project to Advance Plant-based Carbon Capture and Storage Research

San Diego CA— The Salk Institute and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced a new project to advance plant-based carbon capture and sequestration research, education and implementation to help address ...

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Salk Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle Awarded over $1 million to Study Impact of Tobacco use on Pancreatic Cancer

La Jolla CA—Salk Institute Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle has been awarded a New Investigator Award from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to examine how tobacco use promotes ...

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Salk Institute and BridgeBio Pharma Collaborate to Advance Therapies for Genetically Driven Disease

La Jolla and Palo Alto CA— The Salk Institute and BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) today announced a three-year collaboration agreement formed to advance cutting-edge academic discoveries in ...

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Salk Institute Scientists Discover Connection Between Traveling Brain Waves and Perception

Salk scientists discover patterns of neural waves in the awake brain that help detect objects La Jolla CA——Imagine that you’re late for work and desperately searching for your ...

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Top San Diego Research Institutions, led by Salk, to Receive an Expected $5 million to Study Cellular Aging in Humans

La Jolla CA— The Salk Institute will establish a world-class San Diego Nathan Shock Center (SD-NSC), a consortium with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Institute (SBP) and the University ...

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