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2010-06-11 07:03:10

Nuclear pores are the primary gatekeepers mediating communication between a cell's nucleus and its cytoplasm.

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2010-04-12 14:08:40

With few exceptions, all known forms of life on our planet rely on the same genetic code to specify the amino acid composition of proteins.

2010-03-30 13:06:00

Public invited to tour Chihuly at the Salk, featuring dramatically colorful sculpture set against national architectural landmark; Lecture and book signing also scheduled LA JOLLA, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The bold iconic laboratory buildings of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will receive a dramatic jolt of colorful artwork April 22-27 when the Institute kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration with Chihuly at the Salk -- an outdoor installation by artist Dale Chihuly....

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2010-03-25 08:37:23

Bony fish like the tiny zebrafish have a remarkable ability that mammals can only dream of: if you lop off a chunk of their heart they swim sluggishly for a few days but within a month appear perfectly normal.

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2010-02-04 14:46:48

Nuclear pore complexes are best known as the communication channels that regulate the passage of all molecules to and from a cell's nucleus.

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2010-01-21 11:29:46

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified one of the key proteins allowing herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA to fly under the radar of their hosts' involuntary hospitality.

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2010-01-14 08:58:57

In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies describe how, depending on the nature of the stimulus, resident macrophages lined up along the blood-brain barrier play opposing roles in the transmission of immune signals into the brain.

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2009-12-28 09:25:00

A new study shows that the superior colliculus, a brain structure that primarily had been known for its role in the control of eye and head movements, is crucial for moving the mind's spotlight.

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2009-12-22 11:25:00

Investigators identify host factors that help multiple influenza strains thrive and could be targeted for new antivirals.

2009-12-03 12:53:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect three new members during its Nov. 13 meeting in La Jolla. Fred Dotzler is co-founder and Managing Director of De Novo Ventures in Palo Alto, Calif.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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