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2011-05-19 08:12:04

Salk scientists grow understanding of how photosynthesis is regulated The seeds sprouting in your spring garden may still be struggling to reach the sun. If so, they are consuming a finite energy pack contained within each seed. Once those resources are depleted, the plant cell nucleus must be ready to switch on a "green" photosynthetic program. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies recently showed a new way that those signals are relayed. In a study published in the May...

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2011-04-24 16:07:21

In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number of times before they enter into a permanent state of growth arrest or simply die, cancer cells never cease to proliferate. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.Their findings, published in the April 22, 2011 issue of Molecular Cell, reveal an unanticipated structure at chromosome ends, which could be a key...

2011-04-22 09:54:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After undergoing an extensive review process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific leaders in their respective fields, Leanne Jones and Satchidananda Panda have been promoted to Associate Professor, and E.J. Chichilnisky, Andrew Dillin, Martin Hetzer, and Jan Karlseder to full Professor, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced today. "Faculty are the intellectual capital of the Salk Institute...

2011-03-04 10:41:00

Strategic Patent, Licensing and Start-Up Visionary Comes to the Salk LA JOLLA, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert MacWright, Ph.D., Esq. as Executive Director of the Salk Institute Office of Technology Development. His appointment begins February 14, 2011. Dr. MacWright has extensive experience in academic technology transfer. For over a decade he was Executive Director of the University of Virginia Patent...

2011-02-18 10:42:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced a generous gift from Mr. Conrad Prebys, a Salk Trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys Endowed Chair in Vision Research for Dr. Tom Albright. As part of their senior scientist endowed chair challenge, Joan and Irwin Jacobs will match the donor's gift with an additional $1,000,000 to establish the donor's named chair at $3,000,000. "This unique gift will help change the...

2011-02-11 10:08:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies officially opened on February 9, 2011 after quietly hiring two faculty members specializing in biophotonics -- the science of using and manipulating light to investigate biological function -- and building up its core facility's imaging capacity to rival most if not all academic research institutions of its size in the nation. Launched with a...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced that it has acquired a life science research and development facility at 3525 John Hopkins Court comprising approximately 48,300 square feet in the Torrey Pines submarket of San Diego, California. The building is 100% leased until 2018 to the University of California, San Diego, a world renowned public research university. BioMed purchased the property for approximately $24.9 million, excluding...

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2010-12-08 10:26:17

Better known as the light sensor that sets the body's biological clock, melanopsin also plays an important role in vision: Via its messengers-so-called melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells, or mRGCs-it forwards information about the brightness of incoming light directly to conventional visual centers in the brain, reports an international collaboration of scientists in this week's issue of PLoS Biology. The findings reveal a new role for mRGCs during image-forming vision and suggest...

2010-11-29 04:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis and Ms. Faye H. Russell as new members during its November 19 meeting in La Jolla. The Salk Institute has also invited the highly accomplished, world-renowned cell biologist Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz to join its faculty as a Non-Resident Fellow. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Lippincott-Schwartz, Ms. Russell,...

2010-11-29 04:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced the establishment of the Renato Dulbecco Chair in Genomics and the Roger Guillemin Chair in Neuroscience based on an endowment of $6 million from Irwin Jacobs, chairman of the Salk's Board of Trustees, and his wife Joan Klein Jacobs. "The creation of each chair will pay permanent tribute to the extraordinary research contributions of these two remarkable scientists," said...


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