News articles tagged with "biology"

01/06/2015 06:16:26
Douglas Smith
The research of 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. Clemons will discuss how cells assemble these proteins, and how they deliver them to the membrane in a Watson Lecture on Wednesday, January 7.
Caltech Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons
01/16/2014 09:02:47
Katie Neith
According to the latest studies from the fly laboratory of Caltech biologist David Anderson, male fruit flies fight more than their female counterparts because they have special cells in their brains that promote fighting. These cells appear to be absent in the brains of female fruit flies.
01/14/2014 09:05:07
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"It was a tremendous surprise that the agent that drives metamorphosis is such an elaborate, well-organized injection machine," says coauthor Grant Jensen.
A rendered image of the porcupine-like array of phage tail-like contractile structures in P. luteoviolacea bacteria.
12/12/2013 22:50:24
Kathy Svitil
Alexander Varshavsky was honored for "his discovery of the critical molecular determinants and biological functions of intracellular protein degradation," according to the award citation.
12/05/2013 09:00:08
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"Traditional research has studied autism as a genetic disorder and a disorder of the brain, but our work shows that gut bacteria may contribute to ASD-like symptoms in ways that were previously unappreciated," says Sarkis Mazmanian.
11/20/2013 09:00:05
Katie Neith
A group of researchers led by Caltech neuroscientist Ralph Adolphs has made the first recordings of the firings of single neurons in the brains of autistic individuals, and has found specific neurons in a region called the amygdala that show reduced processing of the eye region of faces.
10/28/2013 11:40:06
Ann Motrunich

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness, affects some 70 million people, including four million Americans.

10/22/2013 11:27:34
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Caltech faculty member Lulu Qian performs research in the field of molecular programming to design synthetic molecular systems with neural-network-like behaviors and tiny robots from the programmed interactions of DNA molecules.
10/10/2013 09:02:25
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Using an experimental video technique, Caltech researchers have developed a simple new stimulus that allows them to narrow down cell types in the retina that could aid in the detection of aerial predators.
10/08/2013 11:39:13
Kimm Fesenmaier
Mitchell Guttman is a new assistant professor of biology on campus. His lab studies lncRNAs—how they work, why they are needed, and what makes them special.
09/23/2013 09:30:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have found a new species of microbe responsible for acetogenesis, an important process in termite nutrition.
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