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A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV
03/27/2015

A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV

Douglas Smith
Finding an anti-AIDS vaccine remains an elusive goal—partly because the HIV virus quickly mutates to evade the vaccine's antibodies. In a Watson Lecture on April 1, Caltech's Pamela J. Bjorkman will describe ways to neutralize that mutational advantage.
Feeling Sleepy? Might be the Melatonin
03/05/2015

Feeling Sleepy? Might be the Melatonin

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.
Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code
03/02/2015

Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.
Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships
02/23/2015

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."
Getting a Better Grip on HIV
01/29/2015

Getting a Better Grip on HIV

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have developed antibody-based molecules that are hundreds of times better than our natural defenses at binding to and neutralizing the HIV virus.
Why Do We Feel Thirst?
01/27/2015

Why Do We Feel Thirst?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors
12/23/2014

Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Lorinda Dajose
Professors Frances Arnold, David Baltimore, Carver Mead, and Axel Scherer have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
SKIES App Aids Learning in Caltech Classrooms
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.
New Center Supports Data-Driven Research
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.
Improving The View Through Tissues and Organs
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.