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.

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http://www.salk.edu/
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Aggression de-escalation gene identified in fruit flies

The brain mechanisms that cause aggressive behavior have been well studied. Far less understood are the processes that tell the body when it's time to stop fighting. Now, a new study by Salk scientists identifies a gene and ...

How light and temperature work together to affect plant growth

Plants lengthen and bend to secure access to sunlight. Despite observing this phenomenon for centuries, scientists do not fully understand it. Now, Salk scientists have discovered that two plant factors—the protein PIF7 ...

The best offense is a great defense for some carnivorous plants

Insect-eating plants have fascinated biologists for more than a century, but how plants evolved the ability to capture and consume live prey has largely remained a mystery. Now, Salk scientists, along with collaborators from ...

Tiny worms make complex decisions, too

How does an animal make decisions? Scientists have spent decades trying to answer this question by focusing on the cells and connections of the brain that might be involved. Salk scientists are taking a different approach—analyzing ...

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