Research News

05/11/2018 08:15:08
Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists have engineered cells to create spatial patterns in a dish similar to those that occur during embryonic development.
05/09/2018 20:49:59
Lori Dajose
A new approach developed at Caltech is an important step in cracking the code of mysterious, noncoding regions of DNA.
05/08/2018 14:16:34
Robert Perkins
A study by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Caltech finds that magnetic fields can be manipulated to affect naturally occurring magnetite in tissue, hindering ice formation
Freezer burn
05/05/2018 12:29:58
The Mars InSight mission has successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and is on its way to the Red Planet.
LIftoff
05/03/2018 11:03:10
Lori Dajose
Many studies have linked the gut microbiome to health and disease. New research from Caltech reveals mechanisms utilized by gut bacteria to assemble a microbiome in the first place.
An electron microscopy image of a section of the mouse gut, showing B. fragilis aggregating close to the epithelial cells that make up the lining of the gut.
04/30/2018 08:01:29
Robert Perkins
Nanostructures inspired by transparent butterfly wings help eye implants function better and safely avoid biofouling.
Eye implant
04/24/2018 14:08:04
Whitney Clavin
Gas-filled protein structures could one day be used as "erasable" contrast agents for MRI scans.
Artwork of gas vesicles
04/23/2018 12:16:12
Emily Velasco
A glow-in-the-dark contact lens developed by graduate students working for Yu-Chong Tai, Caltech's Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, could help stave off blindness in the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from diabetes across the globe.
An image of a contact lens glowing in the dark.
04/18/2018 11:24:29
Emily Velasco
Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons has developed a software tool that can predict how well bacteria will produce specific proteins needed for pharmaceutical research.
An artist's depiction of a bacterial cell
04/10/2018 06:52:29
Lori Dajose
Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, Caltech scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.
fMRI of a brain
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