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05/17/2019

Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery to Infect Hosts

Lori Dajose
A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics
A colorful computer model of a Type IV Secretion System.
05/06/2019

Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Electron Tomography Database provides tens of thousands of free data sets to researchers and the public using a new blockchain-based strategy
A black-and-white electron tomography (ET) video of an archaeon.
05/01/2019

How the Brain Learns New Skills

Lori Dajose
It is easier for the brain to adapt and rewire itself when learning new things related to familiar skills.
neuron activity
05/01/2019

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lori Dajose
Two faculty members and five alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
04/16/2019

These Beetles Have Successfully Freeloaded for 100 Million Years

Lori Dajose
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species
Joe Parker holds an ancient fossilized beetle
04/11/2019

Caltech Graduate Student Receives P. D. Soros Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Caltech graduate student Shreyas Vissapragada will receive a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Shreyas Vissapragada
04/10/2019

A Fruitful Collaboration

From Caltech magazine: How a tiny fly became a vital partner in the quest to understand everything from emotions to the microbiome.
montage of fruit flies in flight
03/29/2019

New Super-Resolution Technique Enables Unprecedented Cellular Imaging

Lorinda Dajose
seqFISH+ will help scientists better understand the processes underlying developmental biology, neuroscience, and diseases like cancer.
A constellation of colored dots
03/28/2019

NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony

Davin Malasarn
The distinguished astrophysicist, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Caltech alumna (PhD '79), will give the keynote speech at Caltech's 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.
Headshot of France Córdova
03/27/2019

The Salt-Craving Neurons

Lorinda Dajose
Pass the potato chips, please! New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty tastes.
An illustration of salt and a brain.