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DNA Origami: Folded DNA as a Building Material for Molecular Devices
05/18/2016

DNA Origami: Folded DNA as a Building Material for Molecular Devices

Lorinda Dajose
A preview of Paul Rothemund's upcoming Watson Lecture.
A Feeling Touch
05/18/2016

A Feeling Touch

Katie Neith
Caltech biologist Richard Andersen is working to incorporate a sense of touch into the neural prosthetics he has been helping develop for years—devices implanted in the brain that allow a paralyzed patient to manipulate a robotic arm.
When Beneficial Bacteria Knock But No One is Home
05/06/2016

When Beneficial Bacteria Knock But No One is Home

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Probiotic therapies hold promise for the treatment of intestinal disorders, but Caltech researchers reveal why they may not work for all patients.
Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/03/2016

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Three faculty members and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech
04/21/2016

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mapping Neurons to Improve the Treatment of Parkinson's
04/20/2016

Mapping Neurons to Improve the Treatment of Parkinson's

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have mapped out a circuit of neurons that is responsible for motor impairment—such as difficulty walking—in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Midnight Blue: A New System for Color Vision
04/13/2016

Midnight Blue: A New System for Color Vision

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A newly discovered mechanism of color vision in mice might help answer why the dimly lit night sky has a bluish cast.
Living—and Giving—the Caltech Dream
03/23/2016

Living—and Giving—the Caltech Dream

Alyce Nicolo
In appreciation for the opportunities Caltech afforded him, professor, vice provost, and alumnus Mory Gharib is paying it forward, supporting new generations of Caltech graduate students through an endowed fellowship fund.
An Up-Close View of Bacterial "Motors"
03/17/2016

An Up-Close View of Bacterial "Motors"

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In two recent papers, Caltech biologists use state-of-the-art imaging to study the machinery necessary for cell motility.
Quintessentially Caltech
03/11/2016

Quintessentially Caltech

More than 1,000 people gathered to hear exceptional researchers, including 5 Nobel Laureates, from across disciplines to consider our future at a conference honoring Ahmed Zewail.