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Gift Enables Transformative Advances in Health Care
03/07/2018

Gift Enables Transformative Advances in Health Care

The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years.
Caltech President, Provost, and HMRI investigators are pictured with Richard Merkin.
Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst
02/28/2018

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers discover the wiring of the circuit in the mouse brain that drives and quenches thirst.
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Symposium to Honor Former Caltech President and Nobelist
02/23/2018

Symposium to Honor Former Caltech President and Nobelist

Lorinda Dajose
A scientific symposium will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, in honor of David Baltimore, president emeritus and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
David Baltimore in a laboratory
Cells Communicate in a Dynamic Code
02/15/2018

Cells Communicate in a Dynamic Code

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists discover an unexpectedly dynamic vocabulary for the language of cellular communication.
Artist's concept of a cell expressing the Delta1 ligand (left) and a cell expressing the Delta4 ligand (right). While these two ligands activate cellular receptors in the same way, they do so in different patterns over time.
Tsao Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Prize
02/12/2018

Tsao Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech neuroscientist Doris Tsao is one of two recipients of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize.
Doris Tsao
Using the Brain of a Modern Fly to Reconstruct the Behaviors of an Ancient World
02/02/2018

Using the Brain of a Modern Fly to Reconstruct the Behaviors of an Ancient World

Caltech's Michael Dickinson will discuss how he studies the brain of a modern fly to reconstruct the behaviors of an ancient world.
Michael Dickinson's Watson Lecture will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at Beckman Auditorium.
Dennis Dougherty Named Director of Beckman Institute
01/26/2018

Dennis Dougherty Named Director of Beckman Institute

Whitney Clavin
Dennis Dougherty will lead Caltech's interdisciplinary research center for chemistry and biology technologies.
Dennis Dougherty
Survival Mode in a Tiny Worm's Brain
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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New Technology Will Create Brain Wiring Diagrams
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
New Windows on Nature: Caltech's Instrument Makers
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.
photo of the lecture