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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...

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...

2011-02-22 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: POLIO INOCULATIONS Profile America -- Wednesday, February 23rd. On this date in 1954, children at the Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took part in a vital medical test. The youngsters were inoculated against polio -- a scourge that had crippled many...

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...

2010-06-15 16:54:00

In London, Robert Webster, Ph.D., delivers the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture to the world's oldest scientific academy, in recognition to his contributions to the field of virology MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, presented the 2010 Leeuwenhoek prize lecture today, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van...

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...


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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-17 15:06:48

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...

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