Submitted by rbasu on Mon, 2013-09-16 10:52
When certain cells in our bodies are missing or nonfunctional, the only current options are to treat the symptoms with drugs or try to acquire transplants. But what if cells in our own bodies could be transformed to take on the missing functions? What if we could convert cells from other organs to function as neurons after a stroke; cardiomyocytes to address heart disease; gland cells to address endocrine diseases, or cartilaginous cells to address joint deterioration?
Friday, September 27, 2013 to Sunday, September 29, 2013
Biology & Biological Engineering Annual Retreat
Submitted by jsconrad on Fri, 2013-09-13 09:45
To expand its involvement in online learning, the California Institute of Technology will offer courses through the online education platform edX beginning this October.
The edX course platform is an online learning initiative launched in 2012 by founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Caltech's rigorous online course offerings will join those of 28 other prestigious colleges and universities in the edX platform's "xConsortium."
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
Submitted by jsconrad on Thu, 2013-08-08 10:27
Now in its sixth year of exploring the intersection between biology and engineering, the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center has chosen Caltech professor Frances Arnold as its new director. Arnold, the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry began her tenure as director on June 1.
Submitted by kfesenma on Thu, 2013-07-18 11:00
Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have worked out the details of a mechanism that leads undifferentiated blood stem cells to become macrophages—immune cells that attack bacteria and other foreign pathogens.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Graduate TA Orientation & Teaching Conference
Submitted by kfesenma on Wed, 2013-07-03 23:41
A team of researchers led by newly arrived Caltech biologist Mitchell Guttman and Kathrin Plath of UCLA, has figured out how some RNA molecules take advantage of their position within the 3-D structure of genomic material to home in on targets.
Submitted by cnk on Thu, 2013-06-27 11:12