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10/06/2015

Alumnus Arthur McDonald Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

Douglas Smith
Arthur B. McDonald (PhD '70), director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Ontario, Canada, and Takaaki Kajita, at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, have shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that neutrinos can change their identities as they travel through space.
10/06/2015

Long-Term Contraception in a Single Shot

Kimm Fesenmaier
Bruce Hay's lab has developed a way to bring about long-term infertility in mice. The new approach, called vectored contraception, turns muscle cells into factories that produce an antibody that inhibits a key reproductive process.
10/02/2015

Capturing the Right Odors to Study the Brain

Kimm Fesenmaier
New faculty member Betty Hong is part of a team of researchers that will use new NSF funding to create synthetic odor stimuli that mimic those found in nature, to help them study how the brain processes and reacts to smells.
09/30/2015

Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
09/28/2015

Back to School, 2015

Today marks the beginning of the new academic year here at Caltech. Get to know a little more about our students, our faculty, and what makes Caltech unique.
Beckman Auditorium
09/11/2015

An Antibody That Can Attack HIV in New Ways

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are thought to be the future for treating and preventing HIV infections. A bNAb recently characterized by Caltech researchers can neutralize HIV in different states—increasing the antibody's promise as a therapeutic.
09/10/2015

A New Partnership to Support Translational Medicine Research

Marisa Demers
Thanks to a three-year gift commitment from the Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Caltech and HMRI have established a new partnership that will provide nine Caltech faculty members with funding support to advance research that relates to medicine and patient care.
09/04/2015

Developmental Biologist Eric H. Davidson Passes Away

Eric Harris Davidson, Caltech's Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He was 78 years old.
09/03/2015

Making Nanowires from Protein and DNA

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein–DNA nanowires—a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications.
08/17/2015

Student Biosciences Innovator Named International Research Fellow

Lorinda Dajose
Nathan Belliveau has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellow.