News Subscribe via RSS

12/17/2014

SKIES App Aids Learning in Caltech Classrooms

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Designed by two alums, the interactive SKIES app helps Caltech students and professors connect to take learning to the next level.
11/20/2014

New Center Supports Data-Driven Research

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery makes advanced computational tools available to researchers from all six Caltech divisions, plus JPL researchers.
10/16/2014

Improving The View Through Tissues and Organs

Kimm Fesenmaier
This summer, several undergraduate students at Caltech had the opportunity to help optimize a promising technique that can make tissues and organs—even entire organisms—transparent for study. As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, these students worked in the lab of Viviana Gradinaru, where researchers are developing such so-called clearing techniques that make it possible to peer straight through normally opaque tissues rather than seeing them only as thinly sectioned slices that have been pieced back together.
10/03/2014

Caltech Researchers Receive NIH BRAIN Funding

Kathy Svitil
Among the 58 projects funded in furtherance of President Obama's "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology"—or BRAIN—Initiative are six projects either led or co-led by Caltech researchers.
09/30/2014

Swimming Sea-Monkeys Reveal How Zooplankton May Help Drive Ocean Circulation

Marcus Woo
The effect could be as strong as those due to the wind and tides, the main factors that are known to drive the up-and-down mixing of oceans.
09/23/2014

Remembering Ray D. Owen (1915–2014)

Kathy Svitil
Immunology pioneer Ray D. Owen, professor of biology, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on Sunday, September 21 at the Californian-Pasadena Convalescent Hospital in Pasadena, California. He was 98.
09/19/2014

Valuable Decisions

Kimm Fesenmaier
Neuroeconomists recognize that while decision making is complex and a bit messy, it is also so central to our daily lives that a better understanding could greatly enhance our grasp of human nature.
image of a man in a bowler hat facing away
09/18/2014

A New Way to Prevent the Spread of Devastating Diseases

Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers around the country are adopting a technique developed in the Caltech lab of Nobel Laureate David Baltimore to try to guard against infection. The method, called VIP, was originally designed to trigger an immune response to HIV.
09/18/2014

Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A technique developed by Caltech researchers uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits.
09/14/2014

Slimy Fish and the Origins of Brain Development

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Work at Caltech's unique lamprey facility provides important insights about the evolutionary history of vertebrate brain development.