Salk Institute

Exercise in a Pill

Trying to reap the health benefits of exercise? Forget treadmills and spin classes, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may have found a way around the sweat and pain. They identified ...

Jul 31, 2008 4.8 / 5 (40) 7

Can you hear me now?

When it comes to cellular communication networks, a primitive single-celled microbe that answers to the name of Monosiga brevicollis has a leg up on animals composed of billions of cells. It commands a signaling ...

Jul 07, 2008 4.8 / 5 (20) 2

Perfect Vision But Blind To Light

Mammals have two types of light-sensitive detectors in the retina. Known as rod and cone cells, they are both necessary to picture their environment. However, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...

Jun 11, 2008 4.7 / 5 (20) 7