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BBE Hosts Symposium to Honor Patterson
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.
Sorting Out Emotions
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.
Noted Neuroscientist Paul Patterson Dies
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.
Growing Unknown Microbes One by One
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
40-Year Service Awardees
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
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
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.
An Autism Connection
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.
Spring Break in the Galápagos
04/22/2014

Spring Break in the Galápagos

Kimm Fesenmaier
As the final element of Evolution, Caltech's new Bi/Ge 105 course, a dozen students spent their spring break snorkeling with penguins and sharks, hiking a volcano, and otherwise taking in the natural laboratory for evolution that is the Galápagos Islands.
Unlocking a Mystery of Human Disease . . . in Space
04/20/2014

Unlocking a Mystery of Human Disease . . . in Space

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
An experiment just launched into orbit by Caltech researchers could be an important step toward understanding the protein that causes Huntington's disease—a devastating and untreatable hereditary disorder.
John Dabiri Named Dean of Undergraduate Students
04/17/2014

John Dabiri Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Katie Neith
Starting on July 1, 2014, John Dabiri (MS '03, PhD '05), professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.