News articles tagged with "biology"

07/16/2015 08:03:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Mosquitoes use olfactory, visual, and thermal clues to hunt down a human host for their next meal—and avoiding their annoying bites might be next to impossible, a recent Caltech study says.
07/08/2015 15:26:49
Kimm Fesenmaier
Biologist Markus Meister explains some of the flaws in a highly publicized paper that came out last year claiming that humans can distinguish at least a trillion smells.
06/19/2015 11:24:09
Cynthia Eller
A new class in bioengineering debuted this term at Caltech: "Exploring Biological Principles Through Bio-Inspired Design." On June 4, teams of two to three students presented their bioinspired creations to each other and to the professors, postdocs, and TAs who worked with them over the course of the term.
06/15/2015 14:46:36
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Through a newly discovered self-repair mechanism, injured jellyfish repair body symmetry rather than regenerating missing limbs.
06/02/2015 12:03:59
Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Baltimore about new genome engineering technologies and the issues they raise.
05/29/2015 10:50:18
Ker Than
A new study by Caltech researchers suggests that yeast could serve as a fast and inexpensive model organism for studying human obesity.
05/20/2015 07:28:26
Lori Dajose
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS '96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation's top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to "move their research in creative new directions."
05/21/2015 11:00:01
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in paralyzed patients with prosthetics.
05/14/2015 09:10:17
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new Caltech study reveals that fruit flies exhibit the building blocks of emotion.
05/05/2015 10:07:02
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Cal-BRAIN, the California complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative, recently announced that Caltech's Richard Andersen is one of 16 winners of the new state-funded seed grants.
05/01/2015 10:14:55
Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers figure out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion.
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