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05/22/2017

Inside Look: the Chen Institute at Caltech

Lori Oliwenstein
Philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo support brain research that promotes and improves the well-being of humanity
Basal ganglia
05/09/2017

Cells Calculate Ratios to Control Gene Expression

Lorinda Dajose
New Caltech research shows that cells decipher information by calculating ratios.
cells moving
05/03/2017

Exploring Trauma Treatment Through Music

Lorinda Dajose
Senior Lauren Li has received a Watson Fellowship to study the effects of music therapy on trauma survivors.
Lauren Li
04/26/2017

Bare Bones: Making Bones Transparent

Lorinda Dajose
A new bone clearing technique is a breakthrough for testing osteoporosis drugs.
A bone rendered transparent. Stem cells are colored red.
04/24/2017

Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion

Lorinda Dajose
New research from Caltech clarifies the once-mysterious role of the amygdala.
stock image of a fearful face
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
04/17/2017

Scientists Learn Secrets of Deadly Bacterial Toxin Gun

Lorinda Dajose
Scientists have discovered the structure of a bacterial machine that injects toxins into cells and spreads antibiotic resistance.
Animated gif of an artist's rendition of a cellular machine spewing toxic molecules.
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
03/29/2017

Altered Perceptions

Lorinda Dajose
Perturbations in "face patch" regions of the brain affect the perception of faces and other objects.
Images of mens faces, and images of clocks, teapots, and oranges.
03/20/2017

Parasitic Fish Offer Evolutionary Insights

Lorinda Dajose
Lamprey have an ancient and unexpected mechanism for developing neurons in the gut.
A side view of the lamprey gut, showing many large serotonergic neurons (green) sitting on the side of the gut.