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Analyzing a Worm's Sleep
08/18/2016

Analyzing a Worm's Sleep

Whitney Clavin
New research from Caltech finds three chemicals that collectively work together to induce sleep in the roundworm C. elegans.
Hushing the X Chromosome
08/05/2016

Hushing the X Chromosome

Whitney Clavin
A new study highlights the role of DNA's three-dimensional structure in silencing genes.
Team of Proteins Works Together to Turn on T Cells
07/15/2016

Team of Proteins Works Together to Turn on T Cells

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T cells.
Scientists Transform Lower-Body Cells into Facial Cartilage
06/24/2016

Scientists Transform Lower-Body Cells into Facial Cartilage

Whitney Clavin
Researchers have discovered a “gene circuit” that can alter the fate of cells, turning them into ones that make cartilage.
Dietary Fiber and Microbes Change the Gel That Lines Our Gut
06/13/2016

Dietary Fiber and Microbes Change the Gel That Lines Our Gut

Whitney Clavin
The Caltech study is the first to look at the structure of the mucus gel lining our gut and how it morphs in the presence of other substances naturally found in the gut.
Solving Molecular Structures
06/08/2016

Solving Molecular Structures

Lorinda Dajose
At Caltech, students have the opportunity to learn X-ray crystallography, a technique that reveals the three-dimensional structure of molecules like proteins.
The Next Big Thing
06/08/2016

The Next Big Thing

Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students
05/26/2016

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
Oka Receives McKnight Award
05/20/2016

Oka Receives McKnight Award

Robert Perkins
Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology, will receive the 2016 McKnight Scholars Award.