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Caltech Researchers Receive NIH BRAIN Funding
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.
Swimming Sea-Monkeys Reveal How Zooplankton May Help Drive Ocean Circulation
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.
Remembering Ray D. Owen (1915–2014)
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.
Valuable Decisions
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.
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A New Way to Prevent the Spread of Devastating Diseases
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.
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
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.
Slimy Fish and the Origins of Brain Development
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.
Tipping the Balance of Behavior
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.
Biology Made Simpler With "Clear" Tissues
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.
Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research
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.