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Bare Bones: Making Bones Transparent
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.
Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion
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
Introducing Caltech Magazine
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
Scientists Learn Secrets of Deadly Bacterial Toxin Gun
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.
The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
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.
Altered Perceptions
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.
Parasitic Fish Offer Evolutionary Insights
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.
New Compound Kills Cancer Cells
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.
Computing with Biochemical Circuits Made Easy
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.
A Conversation with Lior Pachter (BS '94)
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