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2012-09-13 10:30:06

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute announced today that researchers Bjorn Lillemeier, and Axel Nimmerjahn, have been named recipients of the prestigious 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award is a highly selective program with hundreds of researchers from the nation's top scientific institutions competing for the award. Only 51 scientists received the honor this year. Drs....

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,...

2012-04-24 18:20:25

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 fat and sugar, the modern waistline often far exceeds the need to store energy for lean times, and the result has been an epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related problems. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified the linchpin of...

2012-04-04 14:22:27

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faculty members Reuben Shaw and Lei Wang, have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the Salk Institute after a rigorous evaluation process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific peers. The career milestone distinguishes these two investigators as leading authorities in their respective disciplines who have made original, innovative and notable contributions to biological research. "Awarding...

2012-01-19 13:15:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Salk Institute scientist Ronald Evans has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's highest award for achievements benefiting mankind. According to the Wolf Prize jury, Evans was selected for his discovery of the gene super-family encoding nuclear receptors and elucidating the mechanism of action of this class of receptors. Evans, professor and head of the Salk Institute's Gene Expression...

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...

2011-10-21 10:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the Academy. He will formally assume the editorship on Nov. 1, and the transition to the new position will occur over several weeks. An American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute for...

2011-10-14 13:37:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) World Report has identified the Salk Institute as one of the top five research organizations in the world, based on excellence and high quality of its scientific findings. The independent survey is the most comprehensive ranking of 3,042 worldwide research institutions, analyzing work from 2005 to 2009. The report scores each institute based on six indicators: output, international...

2011-10-14 11:18:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health has announced that the Salk Institute will receive $4.5 million to establish a Neuroscience Core Center, a new research center intended to accelerate brain research that lays the foundation for developing new ways to treat congenital brain defects and neurological diseases. The new center is one of three established nationally this year by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and...