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Sleeping With the (Zebra)fishes
02/14/2017

Sleeping With the (Zebra)fishes

Lorinda Dajose
David Prober will give the February Watson Lecture, explaining why we sleep.
David Prober
Politics and American Higher Education
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
Small but Mighty: Fruit Fly Muscles
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.
Neuroscience Prize Awarded to David Anderson
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.
Fixating on Faces
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.
Caltech Biologist Disputes Conclusions of Recent Papers on Biological Magnetism
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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Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering
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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Protein Disrupts Infectious Biofilms
12/08/2016

Protein Disrupts Infectious Biofilms

Lorinda Dajose
Researchers discover a protein that inhibits biofilms of a bacterium responsible for many cystic fibrosis infections.
image of a the PodA crystal structure
Caltech and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Launch Major Neuroscience Initiative
12/06/2016

Caltech and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Launch Major Neuroscience Initiative

Kathy Svitil
Initiative kicked off with $115 million gift from philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo to establish a new institute and provide continuous funds for neuroscience research. Caltech to construct $200 million biosciences complex that will include new institute.
photo of Chrissy Luo and Tianqiao Chen
Parkinson's Disease Linked to Microbiome
12/01/2016

Parkinson's Disease Linked to Microbiome

Lorinda Dajose
Gut bacteria play a major role in the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
microglia