Salk


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Salk: Salk vaccine

Salk

Jonas Edward. 1914--95, US virologist: developed an injected vaccine against poliomyelitis (1954)
References in periodicals archive ?
In fact, by the time Salk began working on an inactive polio vaccine, Albert Sabin was already developing a live one.
To date, Padres Pedal has raised and donated over $10 million to fund 53 translational research projects and clinical trials at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Rady Children's Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.
"It's the first time we can, in an animal, observe a phenotype and cure a disease" with CRISPR-based epigenetic editing tools, said the study's lead author Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte of the Salk Institute, in a (https://www.salk.edu/news-release/salk-scientists-modify-crispr-epigenetically-treat-diabetes-kidney-disease-muscular-dystrophy/) press release on their website.
Lead author Fernando Lopez-Diaz, Salk staff scientist, said that the team aimed to uncover the diversification 'switch' by which cancer cells replicated but vary slightly from one another and that turning off this cellular process would strip cancer's ability to survive drug treatment, Science Daily reported.
To address future preservation needs, such as remedial surface work to steel, glass, concrete, and travertine--which must be carried out in a way that retains visual continuity with the original surface--the institute launched its Architecture Conservation Program in June, with a lead gift from the son of Jonas Salk, Jonathan Salk, and his wife, Elizabeth Shepherd.
"Our project was motivated by the question of whether, despite all the diversity we see in plant forms, there is some form or structure they all share," says Saket Navlakha, assistant professor in Salk's Center for Integrative Biology and senior author of the paper.
For their experiments, the Salk research team is currently utilizing a genome editing tool called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) to essentially hack the pig organs and attempt to get rid of viruses that might be harmful to humans.
But by using a three-dimensional culture and a new mixture of supporting molecules, Salk researchers have successfully suspended the cells early in their development.
Together, Francis and Salk developed an experimental flu vaccine that could be mass-produced in eggs and inactivated with chemicals.
Although Jonas Salk's vaccine saved millions of lives and saw polio diminish to a point where eradication is now within the world's grasp, let us not forget those who are still living with polio's PPS legacy.
SUNDAY (April 12) marked the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's polio vaccine being declared both safe and effective, following what was one of the largest clinical trials in history.
THIS week saw the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's polio vaccine being declared both safe and effective, following one of the largest clinical trials in history.