Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2005-09-21 07:00
Humans and insects and pond scum-and all other living things on Earth-are constantly evolving. The tiny proteins these living things are built from are also evolving, accumulating mutations mostly one at a time over billions of years. But for reasons that hitherto have been a mystery, some proteins evolve quickly, while others take their sweet time-even when they reside in the same organism.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2005-08-18 07:00
With gasoline prices hovering at $3 per gallon, probably few Americans need convincing that another energy crisis is imminent. But what precisely is to be done about our future energy needs is still a puzzle. There's talk about a "hydrogen economy," but hydrogen itself poses some formidable challenges.
Submitted by debwms on Fri, 2005-06-10 07:00
"I am not a novelty. . . It is not amazing that girls are engineers-it's normal," says Victoria Loewer, a member of the class of 2005 at the California Institute of Technology. Loewer is referring to the fact that she is a member of the first all-female chemical engineering graduating class at Caltech, a significant milestone in the history of the Institute.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2005-03-22 08:00
California Institute of Technology chemical biologist Linda Hsieh-Wilson has been named one of this year's new Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. Hsieh-Wilson's research integrates chemistry and neurobiology to understand how the cells of the brain communicate with one another.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2005-03-17 08:00
In two separate awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation, two scientists from the California Institute of Technology are taking a much more scholarly approach to the ravages of aging. Harry Gray, a chemist, has been awarded $970,000 to reveal the structure of a protein and a peptide that underlie two age-related diseases, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, while biologist Alexander Varshavsky has been awarded $972,000 to conduct a systematic investigation of the genetics and biochemistry of aging.
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.