Salk Institute
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies , a prominent independent non-profit institution doing basic science research concerned with human health. The Institute in La Jolla, California was founded in 1960 by Dr. Jonas Salk with the support of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. (Salk developed a killed-virus vaccine against polio in 1955. This celebrated feat helped in raising funds for the Institute.) The Salk Institute's two major areas of focus are: {{}}Molecular biology and genetics, and The neurosciences. Among the conditions under study at the Institute are AIDS, Alzheimer disease, birth defects, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, Parkinson disease, and the function of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Salk Institute — Das Salk Institute Blick von Westen Das Salk Institute for Biological Studies ist eine in La Jolla, einem Vorort von San Diego in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies — The institute has 56 labs and focuses its research in three areas: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neurosciences; and Plant Biology. Research topics include cancer, diabetes, birth defects, Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease, AIDS, and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies — Das Salk Institute Bl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SALK — ist die Abkürzung für: Symmetrieadaptierte Linearkombination aus Atomorbitalen (AO´s) zur Konstruktion von Molekülorbitalen (MO´s) nach der LCAO Näherung Salk ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jonas Salk (1914−1995), US amerikanischer Arzt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Salk (disambiguation) — Salk can refer to:* Salk Institute, a research institute in La Jolla, California, USA * Jonas Salk, developer of the first effective polio vaccine * Salk, military unit …   Wikipedia

  • Salk — ist die Abkürzung für: Symmetrieadaptierte Linearkombination aus Atomorbitalen (AO´s) zur Konstruktion von Molekülorbitalen (MO´s) nach der LCAO Näherung Salzburger Landeskliniken, siehe: Universitätskliniken Salzburg Salk ist der Familienname… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Salk , Jonas Edward — (1914–1995) American microbiologist Salk was born in New York City, the son of a garment worker. He was educated at the City College of New York and at New York University Medical School, where he obtained his MD in 1939. In 1942 he went to the… …   Scientists

  • Salk, Jonas Edward — ▪ American physician and medical researcher born Oct. 28, 1914, New York, New York, U.S. died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California   American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.       Salk …   Universalium

  • Salk — Jonas Salk Jonas Salk en 1988. Jonas Edward Salk (né le 28 octobre 1914 et décédé le 23 juin 1995), était un biologiste américain et inventeur du premier vaccin contre la poliomyélite …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Salk vaccine — Vaccine against poliomyelitis named for Dr. Jonas Salk who developed and introduced it in 1955. It was the first type of polio vaccine to become available. It was made by cultivating three strains of the virus separately in monkey tissue. The… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”