Salk Institute

FoxJ1 helps cilia beat a path to asymmetry

New work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reveals how a genetic switch, known as FoxJ1, helps developing embryos tell their left from their right. While at first glance the right and left sides ...

Nov 16, 2008
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Novel regulatory step during HIV replication

A previously unknown regulatory step during human immunodeficiency (HIV) replication provides a potentially valuable new target for HIV/AIDS therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the ...

Nov 14, 2008
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Streamlining brain signals for speed and efficacy

Life exists at the edge of chaos, where small changes can have striking and unanticipated effects, and major stimuli may go unheard. But there is no space for ambiguity when the brain needs to transform head motion into precise ...

Oct 22, 2008
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A fine balance

Once a toddler has mastered the art of walking, it seems to come naturally for the rest of her life. But walking and running require a high degree of coordination between the left and right sides of the body. ...

Oct 08, 2008
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Looking vs. Seeing

The superior colliculus has long been thought of as a rapid orienting center of the brain that allows the eyes and head to turn swiftly either toward or away from the sights and sounds in our environment. Now a team of scientists ...

Sep 16, 2008
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How plants fine tune their natural chemical defenses

Even closely related plants produce their own natural chemical cocktails, each set uniquely adapted to the individual plant's specific habitat. Comparing anti-fungals produced by tobacco and henbane, researchers at the Salk ...

Sep 07, 2008
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