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Beneficial Bacteria Knock But No One is Home
05/06/2016

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 NAS
05/03/2016

Seven from Caltech Elected to NAS

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

Two from Caltech Elected to AAAS

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

Mapping Neurons to Improve 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.
Learning to Program Cellular Memory
03/11/2016

Learning to Program Cellular Memory

Kimm Fesenmaier
Combining synthetic biology approaches with time-lapse movies, a team led by Caltech biologists has determined how some proteins shape a cell's ability to remember particular states of gene expression.
Rothenberg Wins Feynman Prize
03/10/2016

Rothenberg Wins Feynman Prize

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The 2016 Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology.
Caltech biologist Ellen Rothenberg