Latest Salk Institute for Biological Studies Stories

2009-05-21 08:03:55

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a family of green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) in a primitive sea animal, along with new clues about the role of the proteins that has nothing to do with their famous glow.

2009-04-24 09:25:27

The circadian clock coordinates physiological and behavioral processes on a 24-hour rhythm, allowing animals to anticipate changes in their environment and prepare accordingly.

2009-04-21 10:12:19

New research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies casts the role of a neuronal growth factor receptor — long suspected to facilitate the toxic effects of beta amyloid in Alzheimer's disease — in a new light, suggesting the molecule actually protects the neuron in the periphery from beta amyloid-induced damage.

2009-03-25 15:00:35

The visual system has limited capacity and cannot process everything that falls onto the retina. Instead, the brain relies on attention to bring salient details into focus and filter out background clutter.

2009-01-23 11:31:15

As parts of us age, even the membrane bound nuclei, which house the genetic instructions for life that are "written" in our DNA, begin to show considerable wear and tear.

2008-10-31 12:00:32

Since 1988, Neuron has been at the forefront of publishing the most exciting research in all areas of the neurosciences. This meeting celebrated the contribution of all the authors, reviewers and readers around the world who have contributed to the success of Neuron.

2008-10-31 09:00:27

In a continuing series called "Exciting Biologies" Cell Press, Massachusetts General Hospital and La Fondation Ipsen collaborate to offer annual meetings designed to highlight emerging intersections in biomedical research and promote interactions between scientists from converging disciplines.

2008-10-14 09:00:15

Burnham Institute for Medical Research announces recent developments.

2008-09-16 09:00:52

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine today announced that it has received a generous $30 million donation from T. Denny Sanford of South Dakota.

2008-08-01 18:00:04

By Malcolm Ritter NEW YORK - What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat? Scientists reported Thursday that there is such a drug - if you happen to be a mouse.

Word of the Day
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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.