Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1999-04-28 07:00
Caltech biologists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a protein that causes wasting in cancer and AIDS patients. The discovery could lead to new strategies for controlling weight loss in patients with devastating illnesses-and conversely, perhaps new strategies for fighting obesity.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 1999-04-05 07:00
PASADENA—Alice S. Huang, senior councilor for external relations and faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 1999 Achievement Award from the Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California for her outstanding contribution to microbiology research and for her dedicated leadership in higher education.
Huang was recognized at the association's 28th annual convention on February 27, at which she presented a keynote address titled "New Challenges for Chinese-American Activism."
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1999-03-25 08:00
PASADENA-The California Institute of Technology has received a $1,444,000 grant from the L. K. Whittier Foundation. The award is for support of the L. K. Whittier Gene Expression Center.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1999-03-17 08:00
Caltech biologists have harnessed a gene communication network that controls the size and shape of a flowering land plant. The discovery is a fundamental advancement in understanding the processes that make plants what they are. The knowledge could also lead to greater control over certain characteristics of plants such as fruit size and stem durability.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1999-02-25 08:00
PASADENA—James Freed, the architect who designed the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has been chosen to design the new Broad Center for the Biological Sciences on the Caltech campus.
Freed, a senior partner of the firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, was selected from four finalists to design the building, which is the cornerstone of a $100-million initiative to strengthen Caltech's research efforts in the biological sciences.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1999-02-17 08:00
PASADENA-The California Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that Seymour Benzer, the James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus, has been named a 1998 Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar as part of the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholars in Aging Program. The $993,000 award will support Benzer's research over the next four years.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 1998-09-25 07:00
The California Institute of Technology has been recognized as the No. 1 institution in the nation for the impact of its neuroscience research. The results are reported in the September/October issue of Science Watch.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1998-09-16 07:00
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded $2 million to the California Institute of Technology for support of undergraduate programs in the biological sciences.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1998-09-15 07:00
Eli Broad, one of Southern California's most prominent civic and business leaders, has teamed with the California Institute of Technology to create a center for the biological sciences which will drive technological and scientific innovation and solidify Southern California's role as a leader in the biotechnology industry.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 1998-08-28 07:00
Biologists at MIT and Caltech have uncovered the chemical details of a mechanism that cells use to commit suicide. The work appears in the August 28 issue of the journal Science. Mechanism of cell suicide determined by Caltech, MIT researchers