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09/11/2014

Tipping the Balance of Behavior

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have discovered a seesaw-like circuit in the brain that controls the choice between social and repetitive self-oriented behaviors in mice.
08/01/2014

Biology Made Simpler With "Clear" Tissues

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Thanks to new techniques developed at Caltech, scientists can now see through tissues, organs, and even an entire body, offering new insights into the cell-by-cell makeup of organisms.
07/15/2014

Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research

Katie Neith
Just as growth rings can offer insight into climate changes occurring during the lifespan of a tree, corals have much to tell about changes in the ocean.
07/03/2014

BBE Hosts Symposium to Honor Patterson

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The symposium, titled "From the Brain to the Body and Back: A Celebration of Paul Patterson's Life in Science," was held on June 30.
06/30/2014

Sorting Out Emotions

Katie Neith
Building on previous studies targeting the amygdala, a team of researchers has found that some brain cells recognize emotions based on the viewer's preconceptions rather than the true emotion being expressed.
06/30/2014

Noted Neuroscientist Paul Patterson Dies

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, at Caltech passed away on Wednesday, June 25.
06/23/2014

Growing Unknown Microbes One by One

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body.
Photograph of a glass SlipChip for growing microbes, shown next to a US quarter (left). Fluorescent in situ hybridization image of the target organism (right, top). Transmission electron microscopy image of a single cell of the target organism (right, bot
05/30/2014

40-Year Service Awardees

Douglas Smith
The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
40-Year Service Awardees
05/15/2014

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Andrew Allan
During this annual spring rite seniors ditch their classes and vanish from campus, leaving behind complex, carefully planned out puzzles and challenges—known as “stacks”—designed to occupy the underclass students and prevent them from wreaking havoc on the seniors’ rooms.
04/28/2014

An Autism Connection

Katie Neith
Building on their prior work, a team of neuroscientists at Caltech now report that rare patients who are missing connections between the left and right sides of their brain show a strikingly high incidence of autism.