In this issue
We have tremendous possibilities in science right now, thanks to a convergence of a critical mass of deep knowledge with the emergence of powerful new technologies.
Microbiome‘Superhero’ microbiome bacteria protect against deadly symptoms during infectionAs concerns over deadly antibiotic-resistant strains of ‘superbug’ bacteria grow, Janelle Ayres and colleagues are offering a possible solution to the problem: ‘superhero’ bacteria that live in the gut and move to other parts of the body to alleviate life threatening side effects caused by infections.
Plant BiologyCellular damage control system helps plants tough it outNew research from Joanne Chory’s lab, published in Science on October 23, 2015, reveals details into a fundamental mechanism of how plants manage their energy intake. This new mechanism could potentially be harnessed to improve crop yield.
Terrence Sejnowski, professor and head of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and holder of the Francis Crick Chair, received the coveted Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.
Salk scientist Ronald Evans is co-leading the pancreatic cancer dream team, made up of researchers from the United States and United Kingdom.
The Salk Institute has named Reuben Shaw as the new director of its National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.
Jazz legend Victor Goines and his quartet played to a sold-out crowd on January 24, 2016 for the third concert in the Salk Science & Music series.
A talented trifecta of Salk cancer researchers—Geoffrey Wahl, Amy Rommel and Reuben Shaw (above, from left)—drew 75 attendees to the Salkexcellerators program in January at the Institute.
Diana Hargreaves, assistant professor in Salk's Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, discussed the latest in cancer research at the Salk Women & Science event in December, in her talk, "Interior Remodeling for Cancer Defense."
Salk's Education Outreach program welcomed 300 high school girls from the San Diego Unified School district for a Women in Biotech lecture on November 17, 2015.