Understanding the Earth at Caltech
At Caltech, researchers study the Earth from many angles—from investigating its origins and evolution to exploring its geology and inner workings to examining its biological systems. Taken together, their findings enable a more nuanced understanding of our planet in all its complexity.
Creating Targeted Cancer Drugs
A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.
In The Media
June 22, 2015
Dear World: Here Are Some Drought Fixes. Love, California
The Resnick Institute at Caltech is crafting a three-part plan to alleviate the drought. The goal, says executive director Neil Fromer, is to "develop a system that is much more resilient to these kinds of weather systems, that can be valuable to people all over the world."
June 11, 2015
Caltech team wins $300,000 Vodafone grant for sanitation project
Caltech graduate students won the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project competition for creating a mobile app that alerts and then instructs people in developing countries how to repair a solar toilet—also designed at Caltech.
June 10, 2015
Saturn's ring found to be biggest in solar system
Scientists, including Caltech's Anne Verbiscer and Frank Masci, concluded that the faint ring around Saturn discovered in 2009, known as the Phoebe ring, is 270 times the size of Saturn and more than 10 times larger than the planet's E ring.
June 03, 2015
Scientists just made a breakthrough that's going to help a lot of individuals with paralysis
Caltech's Richard Andersen has developed a new approach in the field of neuroprosthetics that focuses on intent by zeroing in on a different part of the brain, making movement easier and more intuitive.
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