Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2004-10-22 07:00
Writing in the current issue of the journal Science, Institute for Systems Biology immunologist and technologist Leroy Hood and California Institute of Technology chemist Jim Heath and their colleagues explain how a new approach to the way that biological information is gathered and processed could soon lead to breakthroughs in the prevention and early treatment of a number of diseases.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-08-12 07:00
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology have succeeded in devising a new method for building carbohydrate molecules in a simple and straightforward way that requires very few steps. The new synthesis strategy should be of benefit to scientists in the areas of chemistry and biology and in the pharmaceutical industry.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2004-07-26 07:00
One of the big problems in biology is keeping track of the proteins a cell makes, without having to kill the cell. Now, researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed a general approach that measures protein production in living cells.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 2004-07-16 07:00
Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel laureate and the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been named to the board of trustees of TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund).
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2004-05-04 07:00
Three members of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology have been named among the most recent winners of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The honor was announced today by the White House.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-03-25 08:00
PASADENA—Two members of the California Institute of Technology faculty, chemist Harry Gray and biologist Seymour Benzer, are among this year's recipients of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medals.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-03-18 08:00
PASADENA, Calif. -- In the mid-1930s, Arnold O. Beckman, then an assistant professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, solved a problem confronting the California citrus industry: how to get a rapid and accurate measure of the acidity of lemon juice. His pH meter--a faster and simpler acid and alkaline measuring device--revolutionized instrumentation.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-01-22 08:00
PASADENA, Calif. — Harry Gray still recalls the day in 1982 when, after eight years of research, he and his colleagues finally proved that electrons can literally jump from one molecule to another. "I was ecstatic," recalls the California Institute of Technology chemist. "My whole group was ecstatic." Gray is referring to electron transfer (ET), the process of moving an electron from one place to another, which is critical for life.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2003-11-24 08:00
The quest for a cheap and robust fuel cell for future cars may be a bit closer this week to the "grail" moment. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have announced that they're getting promising results with a new material that solves various limitations of previously tested fuel cells.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2003-10-28 08:00
Just as Ishmael always returned to the high seas for whales after spending time on land, an atmospheric researcher always returns to the air for new data.