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11/20/2015

Neurons Encoding Hand Shapes Identified in Human Brain

The neurons, identified through brain studies using the game rock-paper- scissors-lizard-Spock, may lead to improved prosthetic devices.
11/17/2015

Choosing the T-Cell Profession: Higher Education for Stem Cells

Douglas Smith
The road to becoming a T cell is fraught with choices, false starts, and dead ends, where a regulatory tug-of-war brings cells surprisingly close to the border of leukemia.
Fluorescence-labeled immature T cells
11/16/2015

Yuki Oka Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant

Nehaly Shah
Yuki Oka, an assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a grant from the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation.
Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology
11/12/2015

When Harry Met Arnold

Douglas Smith
Caltech celebrates the 25th year of the Beckman Institute and the 80th birthday of Harry Gray, the Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the institute's founding director.
Caltech chemist Harry Gray
10/28/2015

Elachi to Retire as JPL Director

Charles Elachi has announced his intention to retire as director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 30, 2016 and move to campus as professor emeritus. A national search is underway to identify his successor.
10/26/2015

Seeing Sound

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered that intrinsic neural connections can be used by assistive devices to help the blind detect their environment without requiring intense concentration or hundreds of hours of training, allowing nonsighted people to acquire a new sensory functionality similar to vision.
10/22/2015

Probing the Mysterious Perceptual World of Autism

Rod Pyle
New research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), utilizing complex real-world images, provides enhanced understanding of how people with autism attend to these visual cues.
10/21/2015

Cells Rhythmically Regulate Their Genes

Adam Hadhazy
The timing of protein pulses might play an overlooked role in cellular life.
10/09/2015

Understanding Olfaction: An Interview with Elizabeth Hong

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction—or smell—to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
10/08/2015

NIH Announces Second Round of BRAIN Funding

Lorinda Dajose
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its second round of funding in furtherance of President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology—or BRAIN—Initiative. Four Caltech researchers were amongst those who received awards.