News articles tagged with "medical_science"

01/06/2015 06:16:26
Douglas Smith
Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons is focused on working out the structures of and biological processes associated with membrane proteins—assemblies of protein molecules that act as transport channels through the greasy lipid membrane that encapsulates a cell.
Caltech Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons
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.
03/26/2013 08:07:51
Kimm Fesenmaier
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), working with a collaborator from the Jerusalem-based company LeukoDx, have developed a portable device to count white blood cells that needs less than a pinprick's worth of blood and takes just minutes to run.
03/25/2013 07:55:41
Katie Neith
Biologists at Caltech have found that neural-crest stem cells—multipotent, migratory cells unique to vertebrates that give rise to many structures in the body such as facial bones and smooth muscle—play a key role in building olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.
12/04/2012 20:58:21
Douglas Smith
Viviana Gradinaru (BS '05) might one day be getting inside your head—but in a good way. An assistant professor of biology at Caltech, Gradinaru is trying to map out the brain's wiring diagrams. Gradinaru will discuss her work at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
11/18/2012 17:43:42
Michael Rogers
Origami—the Japanese art of paper folding—could play a critical role in electrical engineer Azita Emami's project to design an artificial retina, which may one day help thousands of blind and visually impaired people regain their vision.
10/31/2012 16:19:02
Katie Neith
A Caltech-led team has discovered the enzyme responsible for the development of neural crest cells in vertebrates.
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