04/14/2016 11:22:01
Marcus Woo
Researchers at Caltech and their colleagues have identified how at least one brain cancer adapts quickly to therapeutic drugs—and they show that by formulating the right combination of drugs, doctors could potentially overcome this resistance and stop a tumor in its tracks.
11/29/2007 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
Research institutions across Southern California have joined forces to advance stem cell research by establishing the Southern California Stem Cell Scientific Collaboration (SC3). Members of the collaboration include the California Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; City of Hope; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the House Ear Institute.
 
08/13/2007 07:00:00
Robert Tindol
If a new approach to cancer therapy, still experimental and in a phase I clinical trial, turns out as well as hoped, the credit will go as much to technology transfer as to scientific acumen.
 
07/05/2007 07:00:00
Robert Tindol
Applied physicists at the California Institute of Technology have figured out a way to detect single biological molecules with a microscopic optical device. The method has already proven effective for detecting the signaling proteins called cytokines that indicate the function of the immune system, and it could be used in numerous medical applications, such as the extremely early detection of cancer and other diseases, as well as in basic biological research.
 
10/03/2005 07:00:00
Jill Perry
Jim Heath wants to catch cancer earlier and provide more effective monitoring of patients' responses to therapies. The National Cancer Institute likes his plan and just awarded him $18 million over five years to get started.
 
03/11/2005 08:00:00

Although the immune system handles most of these disease-causing organisms and insults well, it does a poor job of suppressing the growth of tumors.

 
10/20/2004 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
In response to the arduously slow progress in finding cures for AIDS and cancer, Caltech researchers are now investigating a promising new approach in the treatment of these diseases.
 
 
09/18/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

A new five-minute vision test using a desktop computer and touch-sensitive screen is showing promise as a diagnostic tool for a variety of eye dise

 
09/27/1999 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Researchers have discovered that one type of drug used for human heart disease can inhibit the growth of skin cancer cells.

04/28/1999 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Caltech biologists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a protein that causes wasting in cancer and AIDS patients. The discovery could lead to new strategies for controlling weight loss in patients with devastating illnesses-and conversely, perhaps new strategies for fighting obesity.

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