Salk Institute

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 5 / 5 (3) 0

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 4.1 / 5 (8) 1

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 4.6 / 5 (12) 0