Salk Institute

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.

Address
Salk Institute for Biological Studies Post Office Box 85800 San Diego, California 92186-5800
Website
http://www.salk.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salk_Institute_for_Biological_Studies

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows

In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, Salk researchers have shown how these compounds can also slow ...

Neuroscience

Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night

Bright light at night interrupts the body's normal day-night cycles, called circadian rhythms, and can trigger insomnia. In fact, circadian rhythms play a major role in health. Disrupted day-night cycles have even been linked ...

Medical research

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute, The Scripps ...

Neuroscience

Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking in mice

Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to develop drinking problems, ...

Neuroscience

Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake

In recent decades, scientists have learned a great deal about how different neurons connect and send signals to each other. But it's been difficult to trace the activity of individual nerve fibers known as axons, some of ...

Medical research

Mapping normal breast development to better understand cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers, and some forms rank among the most difficult to treat. Its various types and involvement of many different cells makes targeting such tumors difficult. Now, Salk Institute ...

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