Biologists discover fundamental genetic principle governing blood vessel formation

An unsuspected but fundamental genetic rule governing the formation of the cardiovascular system has been uncovered by biologists at the California Institute of Technology. The discovery could influence the development of therapies for both cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Caltech Announces $100 million Drive For Biological Sciences

The California Institute of Technology has formally announced the goal of raising $100 million in a campaign to support new initiatives in the biological sciences.

Neuroscientists locate area of brain responsible for 3-D vision

Researchers have found the brain circuitry that allows us to see the world in three dimensions even when one eye is closed.

Caltech Biologists Pin Down Chain of Reactions That Turn On the Duplication of DNA

Caltech biologists have pinpointed the sequence of reactions that triggers the duplication of DNA in cells. Caltech Biologists Pin Down Chain of Reactions That Turn On the Duplication of DNA October 1997 97

Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip

Caltech researchers have invented a "neurochip" that connects a network of living brain cells wired together to electrodes incorporated into a silicon chip. Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip October 1997 97

First Fully Automatic Design of a Protein Achieved by Caltech Scientists

In the October 3 issue of the journal Science, Stephen L. Mayo, an Assistant Professor of Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Assistant Investigator, and chemistry graduate student Bassil I. Dahiyat report on their success in constructing a protein of their choice from scratch.

Caltech biologist named Beckman Young Investigator

Dr. Raymond Deshaies, a biochemist at the California Institute of Technology, has been named the newest Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation of Irvine, Calif.

Scientists Find "Good Intentions" in the Brain

PASADENA—Neurobiologists at the California Institute of Technology have succeeded in peeking into one of the many "black boxes" of the primate brain. A study appearing in the March 13 issue of the journal Nature describes an area of the brain where plans for actions are formed.

Neuroscientists Single Out Brain Enzyme Essential To Memory and Learning

PASADENA— Researchers have singled out a brain enzyme that seems to be essential in memory retention and learning.

Neural Research Shows That the Nose Needs Time To Smell

PASADENA— New research from the California Institute of Technology shows that it literally takes some time to smell the roses.

In the current issue of Nature, Caltech neuroscientists Michael Wehr and Gilles Laurent present work demonstrating that information about odors is contained in the temporal activity patterns of groups of neurons over an interval of time.


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