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09/19/2017

Postdoctoral Scholars Named Hanna Gray Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
Two Caltech postdoctoral scholars will receive up to $1.4 million in funding over eight years.
logo graphic for Hanna Gray Fellows Program
09/15/2017

Interpreting Mixed (Molecular) Messages

Lorinda Dajose
New research decodes a language of cellular communication.
Artist depiction of ligands and receptors
09/14/2017

Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Emily Velasco
Researchers from Caltech and UC San Francisco have uncovered links between specific bacterial members of the human gut microbiome and the inflammatory response seen in multiple sclerosis.
An artist's rendering of gut bacteria.
09/14/2017

Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Lorinda Dajose
Scientists at Caltech have programmed a "robot" made of DNA to pick up and sort molecules into predetermined locations.
Artist's illustration of DNA robots
09/13/2017

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers have received a grant to begin work on a brain-machine interface to control an exoskeleton that could enable paraplegics to walk again.
Richard Andersen holding a model of a brain.
09/06/2017

Caltech Celebrates 30 Years of its Computation and Neural Systems Option

Robert Perkins
Caltech marked the 30th anniversary of its Computation and Neural Systems option with a daylong symposium and celebration on campus.
CNS 30th
07/25/2017

Conte Center Poised for Next Chapter in Decision-Making Research

Emily Velasco
With its federal funding renewed for another five years, Caltech's Conte Center aims to tackle even more complex questions about how humans make decisions.
Design of brain
07/25/2017

Fighting Viruses with Viruses

Lorinda Dajose
Genetically engineered viruses help the immune system target specific pathogens in unexpected ways.
HIV (yellow) infecting a human cell
07/20/2017

The Neural Codes for Body Movements

Lorinda Dajose
A small patch of neurons fires in complex ways to encode movement of much of the body
A man and a woman in a wheelchair examine a screen
07/11/2017

Chen Neuroscience Research Building Update

Shayna Chabner McKinney
A sneak peek of design concepts and planning for the construction of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
 A conceptual rendering of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building with Moore Walk in the foreground.