Research News

04/24/2015 14:39:13
Kathy Svitil
Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape.
03/05/2015 09:03:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.
03/02/2015 09:19:24
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.
02/12/2015 11:01:30
Jon Nalick
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival
02/13/2015 09:46:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New findings regarding iron's unusual thermodynamic stability at high temperatures could one day help researchers design better and stronger steel.
02/04/2015 10:00:07
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists discover that an abundant potassium compound could replace rare precious metals used in the creation of new drugs and materials, and in agrocience.
01/30/2015 15:59:13
A joint analysis of data from the Planck space mission and the ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of our universe.
01/29/2015 09:23:04
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have developed antibody-based molecules that are hundreds of times better than our natural defenses at binding to and neutralizing the HIV virus.
01/27/2015 09:44:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
01/21/2015 15:08:53
Kimm Fesenmaier
SPIDER, an instrument carrying six Caltech-made telescopes, just landed after 16 days drifting in the wind above Antarctica searching for signs of inflation in the earliest moments of the universe.
01/07/2015 10:05:43
Ramanuj Basu
Caltech researchers discover a light signal that hints at an extremely close pair of super-massive black holes.
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