Catching the wave of innovation

Catching the wave of innovation

I recently visited the Salk Institute here in San Diego and was reminded of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine and the tremendous impact it has had on polio eradication and human healthcare. In 1954, there were 35,000 new cases of polio reported in the US. After his vaccine had been used for 7 years, the number of new cases was down to just 161. This was a truly remarkable achievement. That kind of innovation is what we are hoping to find and nurture through the opening of our newest R&D satellite in San Diego.

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Baking soda + vinegar + water = bubbly fun science for kids

Baking soda + vinegar + water = bubbly fun science for kids

What are your kids doing this summer? Depending on the location, your child could spend the week doing cool experiments to learn about bioscience, chemistry, genetics, oceanography, physical science/ electricity, or simple machines. 

How? GSK Science in the Summer™ is expanding!

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Young people leading the way towards a healthier community

Young people leading the way towards a healthier community

We’re still feeling HYPE-ed from yesterday’s event at the Free Library of Philadelphia announcing our $5 million, 3-year GSK IMPACT Grant for Philadelphia, awarded to a group of 10 amazing nonprofits led by The Food Trust! Building on the incredible success of The Food Trust’s HYPE (Healthy You. Positive Energy.) program, currently in dozens of schools across Philadelphia, Get HYPE Philly! will take HYPE beyond the classroom and into after-school programs and community activities across North Philly.

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A new research facility may hold the key to new treatments

A new research facility may hold the key to new treatments

Research suggests that there is significant opportunity for discovering new medicines by exploring kinases. That's why we're so excited that today the SGC and UNICAMP announced the launch of an open-access research facility, the Protein Kinase Chemical Biology Center, in Campinas, Brazil. The center will be a hub of the SGC and will produce chemical probes to define the roles of historically understudied kinases. 

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We’re seeking solutions for rare diseases

We’re seeking solutions for rare diseases

Today millions of people around the world are joining together to show their support for people living with rare diseases. As the name implies, a rare disease affects a small number of people  fewer than 200,000 Americans at any one time. Collectively, though, rare diseases are not uncommon. There are around 7,000 known rare diseases affecting approximately 25 million people in the US. 

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The art of saving a life

The art of saving a life

Philadelphia is fortunate to have an institution like The Barnes Foundationa unique arts organization with one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintingsas a member of the community. They also realize that there are many factors that contribute to a healthy community, including vaccinations.

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