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02/27/2017

New Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Lorinda Dajose
A promising new cancer treatment causes cancer cells to fill up with discarded proteins and thus self-destruct.
Green and blue fluorescent dots.
02/23/2017

Computing with Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

Lorinda Dajose
A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of DNA.
A man at a computer. Artistic biological objects flow from it.
02/17/2017

A Conversation with Lior Pachter (BS '94)

Pachter, a computational biologist and Caltech alumnus, returns to the Institute to study the role and function of RNA.
Lior Pachter
02/14/2017

Sleeping With the (Zebra)fishes

Lorinda Dajose
David Prober will give the February Watson Lecture, explaining why we sleep.
David Prober
01/31/2017

Politics and American Higher Education

Judy Hill
Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.
photo of panelists
01/26/2017

Small but Mighty: Fruit Fly Muscles

Lorinda Dajose
A new study explains the nimble, complex maneuvers that allow the pesky fruit fly to evade being swatted.
Fruit fly flight simulator.
01/25/2017

Neuroscience Prize Awarded to David Anderson

Lorinda Dajose
David Anderson has received the Perl-UNC Prize for his discovery of neural circuit mechanisms underlying emotional behaviors.
David Anderson in front of a whiteboard with equations.
01/24/2017

Fixating on Faces

Lorinda Dajose
Neurons specialized for processing faces in the human brain are controlled by attention, according to a new Caltech study.
Illustrated representation of brain activity as tracked with eye movement.
12/22/2016

Caltech Biologist Disputes Conclusions of Recent Papers on Biological Magnetism

Robert Perkins
A trio of papers—investigating how traces of iron could allow animals to navigate by magnetic fields and could further influence cellular function—fails to pass muster, says Markus Meister.
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12/20/2016

Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering

Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.
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