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.
04/28/2015 21:26:08
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Marianne Bronner, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, and three Caltech alumni have been elected to join the National Academy of Sciences.
04/27/2015 08:04:28
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers have developed a technique to understand the function of a new type of RNA gene and uncover a key role in the development of female organisms.
04/10/2015 09:49:09
Lori Dajose
Yuki Oka, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. Fifteen scholars are named annually, each receiving $100,000 per year for three years.
04/09/2015 09:19:18
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New research in mice shows that certain gut bacteria help produce serotonin in the intestine—which may be a crucial step in the prevention and treatment of some diseases.
03/27/2015 08:49:26
Douglas Smith
Finding an anti-AIDS vaccine remains an elusive goal—partly because the HIV virus quickly mutates to evade the vaccine's antibodies. In a Watson Lecture on April 1, Caltech's Pamela J. Bjorkman will describe ways to neutralize that mutational advantage.
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.
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.
01/06/2015 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
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