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Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

Salk Institute Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have determined the specific genetic switches that sync liver activity to the circadian cycle. Their finding gives...

2012-06-30 23:00:51

Designed by Fentress Architects, the World-Class Laboratory Promotes Intellectual Exploration and Collaboration La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 “Design a building that will enhance communications between the best minds in biomedical research.” Two years ago, Louis Coffman, vice president of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, challenged the Fentress Architects and Davis Davis Architects design team with this goal for a new research center in La Jolla,...

Alzheimer's Drug Candidate Could Prevent Disease Progression
2011-12-15 04:55:47

[ Watch the Video ] Salk scientists develop new drug that improves memory and prevents brain damage in mice A new drug candidate may be the first capable of halting the devastating mental decline of Alzheimer's disease, based on the findings of a study published Dec. 14 in PLoS ONE. When given to mice with Alzheimer's, the drug, known as J147, improved memory and prevented brain damage caused by the disease. The new compound, developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for...

Image 1 - Fruit Fly Intestine May Hold Secret To The Fountain Of Youth
2011-11-03 04:46:41

Long-lived fruit flies offer Salk scientists clues to slowing human aging and fighting disease One of the few reliable ways to extend an organism's lifespan, be it a fruit fly or a mouse, is to restrict calorie intake. Now, a new study in fruit flies is helping to explain why such minimal diets are linked to longevity and offering clues to the effects of aging on stem cell behavior. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and their collaborators found that tweaking a...


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