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A Healthy Start
01/11/2016

A Healthy Start

Explore the origins of Caltech's joint MD/PhD programs, which have helped dozens of students develop expertise in both basic science and clinical research.
Identification Tags Define Neural Circuits
12/17/2015

Identification Tags Define Neural Circuits

Lorinda Dajose
Biologists have identified a network of proteins that guides neural synapse formation in Drosophila brains.
15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech
12/14/2015

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.
Unlocking the Chemistry of Life
12/07/2015

Unlocking the Chemistry of Life

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Thanks to the Proteome Exploration Laboratory, members of the Caltech faculty have an advantage in the quest to decipher details of the human proteome—the proteins encoded by the human genome.
Popping Microbubbles Help Focus Light Inside the Body
12/02/2015

Popping Microbubbles Help Focus Light Inside the Body

Ker Than
A new technique developed at Caltech that uses gas-filled microbubbles for focusing light inside tissue could one day provide doctors with a minimally invasive way of destroying tumors with lasers, and lead to improved diagnostic medical imaging.
Two Caltech Faculty Inducted into the AAAS
12/01/2015

Two Caltech Faculty Inducted into the AAAS

Lorinda Dajose
Erik Winfree (PhD '98) and Jay R. Winkler (PhD '84) have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Viral Videos (and Bacterial Ones, Too)
11/30/2015

Viral Videos (and Bacterial Ones, Too)

Ramanuj Basu
Grant Jensen has revolutionized the view that researchers, and even the curious public, get of the insides of cells. He does this through the innovative use of a digital camera and specialized electron microscope.
Neurons Encoding Hand Shapes Identified in Human Brain
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.
Choosing the T-Cell Profession: Higher Education for Stem Cells
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
Yuki Oka Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant
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