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Mar 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Salk method predicts whether bipolar patients will respond to lithium therapy

For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression....


Feb 14, 2017, 13:50 ET Salk scientist awarded inaugural Sjöberg Prize for cancer breakthrough

Salk Professor Tony Hunter, who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship, has been awarded $500,000 as part of the $1 million Royal...


Nov 28, 2016, 13:36 ET Salk Institute names Ted Waitt board chairman

Ted Waitt, chairman of the Waitt Foundation and cofounder of Gateway, Inc., a pioneer in the direct marketing of personal computers, has...


Nov 21, 2016, 13:52 ET Salk Institute awarded $25 million grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received a $25 million grant—a renewal of the largest research gift in the Institute's 56-year...


Sep 22, 2016, 21:12 ET Targeting fat to treat cancer

 Fat isn't just something we eat: it may also lie at the heart of a new approach to treating cancer. Cells create their own fat molecules to...


Sep 20, 2016, 08:00 ET Targeting fat to treat cancer

 Fat isn't just something we eat: it may also lie at the heart of a new approach to treating cancer. Cells create their own fat molecules to...


Oct 02, 2013, 13:35 ET The Salk Institute for Biological Studies appoints Anna-Marie Rooney as Chief Communications Officer

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the hiring of Anna-Marie Rooney as its Chief Communications Officer, to oversee all aspects of...


Sep 13, 2012, 16:49 ET A Rare Feat: Two Scientists At Salk Score NIH New Innovator Awards

The Salk Institute announced today that researchers Bjorn Lillemeier, and Axel Nimmerjahn, have been named recipients of the prestigious 2012...


Apr 24, 2012, 21:31 ET From Feast To Famine: A Metabolic Switch That May Help Diabetes Treatment

Humans are built to hunger for fat, packing it on during times of feast and burning it during periods of famine. But when deluged by foods rich in...


Apr 04, 2012, 17:38 ET Salk Institute Announces Faculty Promotions

 Faculty members Reuben Shaw and Lei Wang, have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the Salk Institute after a rigorous...


Jan 19, 2012, 14:15 ET Salk Scientist Ronald M. Evans Wins 2012 Wolf Prize in Medicine

Salk Institute scientist Ronald Evans has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's highest award for...


Oct 21, 2011, 11:01 ET Salk Institute Molecular Biologist Inder M. Verma Named PNAS Editor-In-Chief

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the appointment of Inder M. Verma as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of...


Oct 14, 2011, 14:37 ET Salk Institute Earns Top Global Ranking for Scientific Research

The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) World Report has identified the Salk Institute as one of the top five research organizations in the world,...


Oct 14, 2011, 12:18 ET Salk to Accelerate Brain Research With $4.5 Million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has announced that the Salk Institute will receive $4.5 million to establish a Neuroscience Core Center, a new...


Sep 30, 2011, 13:08 ET "Alarm Clock" Gene Explains Wake-Up Function of Biological Clock

Ever wondered why you wake up in the morning ---- even when the alarm clock isn't making jarring noises? Wonder no more. Researchers at the Salk...


Sep 30, 2011, 12:17 ET Salk Scientist Receives Distinguished NIH Award for Transformative Research

Dr. Fred Gage, a professor in the Salk Institute Laboratory of Genetics and holder of the Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related...


Sep 23, 2011, 14:21 ET Salk Scientist Earns Highly Competitive Grant From Whitehall Foundation

Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair...


May 27, 2011, 09:30 ET Salk Gift Dedicates Two Endowed Chairs, In Honor of Nobel Prize Winners and Past Presidents, Renato Dulbecco and Roger Guillemin

Irwin and Joan Jacobs $19 million contribution to inspire scientific discoveries Today, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the...


May 27, 2011, 09:00 ET Salk Professor, Joanne Chory, Elected to Royal Society

The Royal Society announced today that Salk Institute molecular biologist Joanne Chory, Ph.D., an expert on how plants regulate their growth, has...


Apr 22, 2011, 10:54 ET Salk Institute Promotes Latest Generation of Extraordinary Scientists

After undergoing an extensive review process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific leaders in their respective fields,...


Mar 04, 2011, 11:57 ET Salk Appoints Seasoned Communications Lead

Spector brings vast experience managing creative communications and public affairs locally, nationally and globally The Salk Institute for...


Mar 04, 2011, 11:41 ET Salk Welcomes National Leader in Academic Technology Transfer

Strategic Patent, Licensing and Start-Up Visionary Comes to the Salk The Salk Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert...


Feb 18, 2011, 11:42 ET Salk Announces $2 Million Gift from Mr. Conrad T. Prebys for an Endowed Chair in Vision Research

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced a generous gift from Mr. Conrad Prebys, a Salk Trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys...


Feb 11, 2011, 11:13 ET Salk Professor Terrence Sejnowski Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Salk Institute professor Terry J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an honor considered one of...


Feb 11, 2011, 11:08 ET Salk Institute Celebrates Grand Opening of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies officially opened on February 9, 2011 after quietly hiring two...