Salk Institute

A new ending to an old 'tail'

In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number of times before they enter into a permanent state of growth arrest or simply die, cancer cells never cease to proliferate. Now, scientists ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Cancer
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What the brain saw

The moment we open our eyes, we perceive the world with apparent ease. But the question of how neurons in the retina encode what we "see" has been a tricky one. A key obstacle to understanding how our brain ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Medical research
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Aging, interrupted (w/ Video)

The current pace of population aging is without parallel in human history but surprisingly little is known about the human aging process, because lifespans of eight decades or more make it difficult to study. ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Medical research
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