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2011-09-30 08:07:14

Did you wake up before your alarm clock this morning? Don´t blame the neighbor´s barking dog, it may be your own genes telling you to get out of bed. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene responsible for starting the your biological clock from its restful state in the morning. Your biological clock ramps up our metabolism early each day, initiating important physiological functions that tell our bodies that it´s time to rise and...

Are Genes Our Destiny
2011-09-18 06:30:55

  Salk scientists discover 'hidden' code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code A "hidden" code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The study, published Sept. 16 in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that an organism's "epigenetic" code - an extra layer of...

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2011-07-31 07:22:28

Salk Institute and Dana Farber Cancer Institute researchers contribute to production of largest-ever map of plant protein interactions Science usually progresses in small steps, but on rare occasions, a new combination of research expertise and cutting-edge technology produces a 'great leap forward.' An international team of scientists, whose senior investigators include Salk Institute plant biologist Joseph Ecker, report one such leap in the July 29, 2011 issue of Science. They describe...

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2011-06-29 08:14:48

Salk scientists say: It's not an apple a day after all -- it's strawberries A recent study from scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggests that a strawberry a day (or more accurately, 37 of them) could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire fleet of them, including the neurologist, the endocrinologist, and maybe even the oncologist. Investigations conducted in the Salk Institute's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) will appear in the June 27, 2011, issue of...

2011-05-27 08:30:00

Irwin and Joan Jacobs $19 million contribution to inspire scientific discoveries LA JOLLA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the visionary gift of Irwin and Joan Jacobs in the dedication of two endowed chairs to pay permanent tribute to Drs. Dulbecco and Guillemin, two of Salk's Nobel Prize winners as well as former Presidents, for their incredible achievements in science and research, the leadership they have...

2011-05-27 08:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Society announced today that Salk Institute molecular biologist Joanne Chory, Ph.D., an expert on how plants regulate their growth, has been named a foreign member of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. She is being recognized as "a beacon of scientific excellence and relentless ambassador for plant research in the international community." "Joanne is a leader in the field of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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