06/24/2016 11:08:45
Whitney Clavin
Researchers have discovered a “gene circuit” that can alter the fate of cells, turning them into ones that make cartilage.
10/09/2015 12:13:44
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction—or smell—to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
10/06/2015 10:10:12
Kimm Fesenmaier
Bruce Hay's lab has developed a way to bring about long-term infertility in mice. The new approach, called vectored contraception, turns muscle cells into factories that produce an antibody that inhibits a key reproductive process.
10/02/2015 09:29:32
Kimm Fesenmaier
New faculty member Betty Hong is part of a team of researchers that will use new NSF funding to create synthetic odor stimuli that mimic those found in nature, to help them study how the brain processes and reacts to smells.
09/17/2015 10:17:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. Two types of microbes near the ocean floor use direct electron transfer to coordinate their symbiotic relationship—which results in the consumption of large amounts of methane from deep ocean vents.
09/11/2015 12:07:34
Kimm Fesenmaier
New imaging method allows researchers to simultaneously identify dozens of molecules within individual cells and could offer insight into how cells are organized and interact in normal and diseased tissue.
09/11/2015 08:58:01
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are thought to be the future for treating and preventing HIV infections. A bNAb recently characterized by Caltech researchers can neutralize HIV in different states—increasing the antibody's promise as a therapeutic.
09/03/2015 10:03:03
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein–DNA nanowires—a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications.
08/27/2015 12:01:05
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team led by Caltech's André Hoelz has solved the architecture of the nuclear pore complex's complicated inner ring, a subcomplex that is central to the cellular machine's function. In the process, they disproved many previously held ideas about how the inner ring works.
08/12/2015 10:18:15
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Richard Andersen receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative funding from the National Science Foundation for work with neural prosthetics.
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.
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