Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2001-05-23 07:00
Pamela Bjorkman, professor of and executive officer for biology at the California Institute of Technology, is one of 72 American scientists elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The announcement was made earlier this month in Washington at the 138th annual meeting of the academy.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2001-05-01 07:00
PASADENA, Calif. — David Baltimore, the president of the California Institute of Technology, was one of five scientists to receive the 13th annual Warren Alpert Foundation Scientific Prize today, May 1, for research that ultimately led to a new groundbreaking cancer therapy.
The prize, awarded at a ceremony at Boston's Four Seasons Hotel, recognizes the significance of STI571, a new cancer therapy that has shown remarkable effectiveness against chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in clinical trials.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2001-04-13 07:00
Owls have long been known for their stunning ability to swoop down in total darkness and grab unsuspecting prey for a midnight snack.
In the April 13 issue of the journal Science, neuroscientists from the California Institute of Technology report that an owl locates prey in the dark by processing two auditory signal cues to "compute" the position of the prey. This computation takes place in the midbrain and involves about a thousand specialized neurons.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2001-03-14 08:00
PASADENA, Ca.-For his discovery of a critical protein system that regulates normal cell division and many other biological processes, the California Institute of Technology's Alexander Varshavsky has been named the co-recipient of the 2001 Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2001-03-02 08:00
Some inventors hope to build a better mousetrap, but California Institute of professor of biology Henry Lester's grand goal is to build a better mouse.
Not that the everyday laboratory mouse is inappropriate for a vast variety of biological and biomedical research. But for Parkinson's disease research, it has become clear that a strain of mutant mice with "slight" alterations would be a benefit in future medical studies. And not only would the mutant mice be useful for Parkinson's, but also for studies of anxiety and nicotine addiction.
Giuseppe Attardi, the California Institute of Technology's Grace C. Steele Professor of Molecular Biology, has received the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award. The award is for $935,584 over four years.