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Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
Artist depiction of bacteria in the gut.

Being Refreshed Is Not The Same As Being Hydrated

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Yuki Oka discover that multiple signals from the throat and the gut contribute to alleviating thirst.
A man cups his hands under a pipe to catch and drink water.

In Situ and Out of Context

In search of inspiration for a senior research project on an opportunistic pathogen, Caltech junior and biology major Jade Livingston assembled an ad hoc think tank of physics and engineering students.
Jade Livingston

Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery to Infect Hosts

Lori Dajose
A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics
A colorful computer model of a Type IV Secretion System.

Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Electron Tomography Database provides tens of thousands of free data sets to researchers and the public using a new blockchain-based strategy
A black-and-white electron tomography (ET) video of an archaeon.

How the Brain Learns New Skills

Lori Dajose
It is easier for the brain to adapt and rewire itself when learning new things related to familiar skills.
neuron activity

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lori Dajose
Two faculty members and five alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

These Beetles Have Successfully Freeloaded for 100 Million Years

Lori Dajose
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species
Joe Parker holds an ancient fossilized beetle

Caltech Graduate Student Receives P. D. Soros Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Caltech graduate student Shreyas Vissapragada will receive a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Shreyas Vissapragada

A Fruitful Collaboration

From Caltech magazine: How a tiny fly became a vital partner in the quest to understand everything from emotions to the microbiome.
montage of fruit flies in flight