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01/22/2018

Survival Mode in a Tiny Worm's Brain

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists examine how environmental stress causes drastic behavioral and neurological changes in the tiny roundworm C. elegans.
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01/08/2018

New Technology Will Create Brain Wiring Diagrams

Lorinda Dajose
Scientists from Caltech have developed a technology that allows them to see which neurons are talking to which other neurons in live fruit flies.
A region of the brain illuminated in green and red
01/05/2018

New Windows on Nature: Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
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12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
12/19/2017

Caltech Breaks Ground on Chen Neuroscience Research Building

The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building will be a hub for interdisciplinary brain research.
Chrissy Luo, Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, and Tianqiao Chen
12/18/2017

Neurons Encoding Familiarity and Novelty

Lorinda Dajose
Neurons within the posterior parietal cortex gather information about our memories to help us make memory-based decisions.
a diagram of a brain
12/15/2017

Understanding the Neural Mechanisms of Sleep

Lorinda Dajose
Two neuropeptides in zebrafish provide clues to the complex neural mechanisms underlying sleep.
An image of a zebrafish brain with NPY-expressing neurons labeled
12/06/2017

The World's Smallest Mona Lisa

Lorinda Dajose
New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.
The original painting of Mona Lisa overlaid with an atomic force microscopy image of the Mona Lisa self-assembled from DNA origami tiles.
12/05/2017

Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground

Lorinda Dajose
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
Detail of a rendering of a brain surface region from three-dimensional magnetic resonance images acquired from a healthy volunteer at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center.
11/20/2017

Three Caltech Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
Peter Dervan, Ares Rosakis, and Ellen Rothenberg are among 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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