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Salk

 [sawlk]
Jonas Edward (1914–1995). American physician, born in New York City. He developed a vaccine for the prevention of poliomyelitis; see poliovirus vaccine inactivated.
Dr. Jonas Salk with Presidential citation. Courtesy Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Abilene, Kansas. Original photo by National Park Service.

Salk

(sawk),
Jonas, U.S. immunologist, 1914-1995. See: Salk vaccine.
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(9) Salk's polio vaccine trials also marked the creation of the still-used double-blind study method, in which neither patients nor researchers know whether the real drug or a placebo has been administered.
"We basically scanned the plants like you would scan a piece of paper," says Conn, a Salk research assistant.
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in the SAlk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory notes that it could take years to create functioning human organs using this process.
Leading the scientific crusade against the polio scourge were two researchers, Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk. Sabin loudly supported the live, attenuated approach, while Salk pursued an inactivated vaccine.
Editor's Note: "It's really remarkable considering that vitamin D itself is not attacking the cancer cells," commented report coauthor Michael Downes, who is a senior staff scientist at the Salk Institute.
Jonas Salk was born to immigrant Jewish parents in New York.
Despite Salk's pioneering work, many people who contracted Polio are now living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), a neurological condition that affects some 120,000 survivors in the UK causing an increase in fatigue, muscle weakness, aches and pains and a greater sensitivity to the cold.
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By incorporating data from previous literature, Sejnowski and first author Cian O'Donnell, a Salk postdoctoral researcher, developed a model that bridges findings from both molecular and systems observations of memory to explain how this 1-2 hour memory window works.
Salk is a magnet school that ties all its curriculum, even physical education to STEM learning.
"It's like a detour after an earthquake." says Kuo-Fen Lee, the Salk Institute's Helen McLoraine Chair in Molecular Neurobiology "If the freeway is down, but you can still take the side-streets, traffic can still move.
Salk said that, while this is not its main purpose, interactive connection to airport sites has proven to be a popular and unexpected bonus for the traveler who wishes to access, for example, flight arrival and departure information.