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When Harry Met Arnold
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
Elachi to Retire as JPL Director
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.
Seeing Sound
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.
Probing the Mysterious Perceptual World of Autism
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.
Cells Rhythmically Regulate Their Genes
10/21/2015

Cells Rhythmically Regulate Their Genes

Adam Hadhazy
The timing of protein pulses might play an overlooked role in cellular life.
Understanding Olfaction: An Interview with Elizabeth Hong
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.
NIH Announces Second Round of BRAIN Funding
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.
Alumnus Arthur McDonald Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics
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.
Long-Term Contraception in a Single Shot
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.
Capturing the Right Odors to Study the Brain
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.