Salk Institute

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk Institute) was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, (polio vaccine), Jacob Bronowski and Francis Crick as an independent, private-not for profit scientific research center in the La Jolla, California area. The Salk Institute has around 700 labs in the areas of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neurosciences; and Plant Biology. The architectural majesty of the Salk Institute is awesome. The Salk Institute has significant resources devoted to the aging process, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease and numerous genetic and mirco-biology studies. About eight Nobel Laureates have been associated with the Salk Institute.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Post Office Box 85800 San Diego, California 92186-5800
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Melanopsin looks on the bright side of life

Better known as the light sensor that sets the body's biological clock, melanopsin also plays an important role in vision: Via its messengers-so-called melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells, or mRGCs-it forwards information ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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The stemness of cancer cells

A close collaboration between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study found that the tumor suppressor p53, long thought of as the "Guardian of the Genome," may do more ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Cancer
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Modeling autism in a dish

A collaborative effort between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego, successfully used human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients with ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Medical research
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