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12/05/2013

Probiotic Therapy Alleviates Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"Traditional research has studied autism as a genetic disorder and a disorder of the brain, but our work shows that gut bacteria may contribute to ASD-like symptoms in ways that were previously unappreciated," says Sarkis Mazmanian.
11/20/2013

Focusing on Faces

Katie Neith
A group of researchers led by Caltech neuroscientist Ralph Adolphs has made the first recordings of the firings of single neurons in the brains of autistic individuals, and has found specific neurons in a region called the amygdala that show reduced processing of the eye region of faces.
11/13/2013

New Department of Medical Engineering Added by the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Cynthia Eller
MedE pulls together faculty from a broad range of specialties, both within EAS and outside it, to create an interdisciplinary program in a critical area of engineering.
10/24/2013

Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President

Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
10/22/2013

Programming DNA for Molecular Robots: An Interview with Lulu Qian

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Caltech faculty member Lulu Qian performs research in the field of molecular programming to design synthetic molecular systems with neural-network-like behaviors and tiny robots from the programmed interactions of DNA molecules.
10/10/2013

Look Out Above! Experiment Explores Innate Visual Behavior in Mice

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Using an experimental video technique, Caltech researchers have developed a simple new stimulus that allows them to narrow down cell types in the retina that could aid in the detection of aerial predators.
10/08/2013

Minding the Gaps in the Genome: An Interview with Mitch Guttman

Kimm Fesenmaier
Mitchell Guttman is a new assistant professor of biology on campus. His lab studies lncRNAs—how they work, why they are needed, and what makes them special.
10/02/2013

Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking

Kathy Svitil
For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
09/30/2013

NIH Director's Awards Granted to Two Caltech Scientists

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Two researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have received Director's Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High Risk-High Reward research program.
09/23/2013

New Gut Bacterium Discovered in Termite's Digestion of Wood

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have found a new species of microbe responsible for acetogenesis, an important process in termite nutrition.