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Another protein degradation biotech emerges, with the promise of a new approach from an old hand

The money keeps pouring in for protein degradation.
A field that six years ago had the financial equivalent of tumbleweed is now flush with cash. Last month, a pair of ?biotechs, now backed with big pharma and big biotech deals, landed a total of $222 … […]

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Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

LA JOLLA?The incidence of some neurological diseases?especially those related to aging, such as Alzheimer?s and Parkinson?s diseases?is increasing. To better understand these conditions and evaluate potential new treatments, researchers need accurate m… […]

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When neurons get the blues: hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don?t work

LA JOLLA?The most commonly prescribed antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), lift the fog of depression for many people. But for around a third of people with major depressive disorder, SSRIs don?t make much of a difference. … […]

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In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts

LA JOLLA?Just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces and keep them from fraying when we tie them, molecular tips called telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes and keep them from fusing when cells continually divide and duplicate their DNA. Bu… […]

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Age is more than just a number: machine learning may be able to predict if you?re in for a healthy old age

LA JOLLA?Doctors have long observed that biological age and chronological age are not always one and the same. A 55-year-old may exhibit many signs of old age and have numerous age-related diseases, whereas an 80-year-old may be healthy and robust. Whi… […]

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Salk?s Janelle Ayres awarded $1.8 million by NOMIS Foundation for novel research on mechanisms to promote health

LA JOLLA?Associate Professor Janelle Ayres has been awarded $1.8 million over two years by the NOMIS Foundation to study health as an active process in which microbes?including the trillions of microorganisms that call the human body home?initiate inte… […]

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Why screen time can disrupt sleep

LA JOLLA?For most, the time spent staring at screens?on computers, phones, iPads?constitutes many hours and can often disrupt sleep. Now, Salk Institute researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our intern… […]

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Salk awarded $19.2 million by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative to study Alzheimer?s and aging in the brain

LA JOLLA?A team of Salk Institute researchers led by President Rusty Gage has been awarded $19.2 million over eight years by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment to investigate mechanisms underlying A… […]

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Researchers report new methods to identify Alzheimer?s drug candidates that have anti-aging properties

LA JOLLA?Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer?s disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New Salk research has now identified a unique subclass of these compo… […]