Medical Science News

11/20/2015 10:30:45
The neurons, identified through brain studies using the game rock-paper- scissors-lizard-Spock, may lead to improved prosthetic devices.
04/15/2014 07:11:10
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Alexander Varshavsky, Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology at Caltech, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
03/31/2014 14:41:52
Douglas Smith
On Wednesday, April 2, Professor of Biology Sarkis Mazmanian will introduce you to the array of bacteria—your microbiome—residing on your skin, in your mouth, and even deep in your guts.
11/13/2013 11:44:40
Cynthia Eller
MedE pulls together faculty from a broad range of specialties, both within EAS and outside it, to create an interdisciplinary program in a critical area of engineering.
11/11/2013 09:01:12
Ann Motrunich

About a third of American adults suffer from cardiovascular diseases, which are the underlying cause of about one in three deaths in the U.S.

Photo of Morteza Gharib
11/01/2013 15:39:21
Douglas Smith
Caltech's Axel Schere is miniaturizing medical equipment (without benefit of a shrink ray). He'll tell us how to make a sensor small enough to be injected into an artery.
10/28/2013 11:40:06
Ann Motrunich

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness, affects some 70 million people, including four million Americans.

09/22/2013 17:16:29
Kathy Svitil
In a move that creates an academic division unlike any other among its peer institutions, Caltech has combined the disciplines of biology and biological engineering into a new Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.
08/18/2013 10:00:33
Katie Neith
The human body is full of tiny microorganisms, and the GI tract is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacterial species. But how do these organisms persist and thrive in a system that is constantly in flux due to foods and fluids moving through it? A team led by Caltech biologist Sarkis Mazmanian believes it has found the answer, at least in one common group of bacteria: a set of genes that promotes stable microbial colonization of the gut.
06/11/2013 07:00:45
Marcus Woo
Researchers have used a well-known, noninvasive technique to electrically stimulate a specific region deep inside the brain, causing volunteers to judge faces as more attractive than before their brains were stimulated.
05/21/2013 09:58:03
Katie Neith
A team of researchers led by biologists at Caltech has found that, in mouse models, the molecule microRNA-146a (miR-146a) acts as a critical regulator and protector of blood-forming stem cells during chronic inflammation, suggesting that a deficiency of miR-146a may be one important cause of blood cancers and bone marrow failure.
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