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09/22/2013

Caltech Establishes New Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Kathy Svitil
In a move that creates an academic division unlike any other among its peer institutions, Caltech has combined the disciplines of biology and biological engineering into a new Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.
09/22/2013

Caltech Establishes New Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

The California Institute of Technology, in a move that creates an academic division unlike any other among its peer institutions, has combined the disciplines of biology and biological engineering into a new Division of Biology and Biological Engineering (BBE).
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09/18/2013

Caltech Launches New Neurobiology Graduate Program

Understanding the brain remains one of the great intellectual challenges for science, and it...
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09/18/2013

Caltech-led WormBase Project Awarded $14.8 Million by NIH

Kimm Fesenmaier
As many as 1 million nematode species are thought to live on Earth, and many are pests or parasites that ravage crops and spread diseases. They also happen to share many genes that are found in humans, and are intensively researched by labs around the world.
09/17/2013

Team Led by Caltech Wins Second $10 Million Award for Research in Molecular Programming

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
During the past century, programmable technologies evolved from spinning gears and vacuum tubes to transistors and microchips. Now, a group of Caltech researchers and their colleagues at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and UC San Francisco are exploring how biologically important molecules—like DNA, RNA, and proteins—could be the next generation of programmable devices.
09/16/2013

A New Way to Replace Damaged or Missing Cells

Ann Motrunich
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09/13/2013

Caltech to Offer Online Courses through edX

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
To expand its involvement in online learning, the California Institute of Technology will offer courses through the online education platform edX beginning this October.
08/18/2013

A Home for the Microbiome

Katie Neith
The human body is full of tiny microorganisms, and the GI tract is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacterial species. But how do these organisms persist and thrive in a system that is constantly in flux due to foods and fluids moving through it? A team led by Caltech biologist Sarkis Mazmanian believes it has found the answer, at least in one common group of bacteria: a set of genes that promotes stable microbial colonization of the gut.
08/08/2013

Arnold Appointed New Director of Rosen Bioengineering Center

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Rosen Center supports bioengineering research through the funding of fellows and faculty from many disciplines, including applied physics, chemical engineering, synthetic biology, and computer science.
07/18/2013

A Secret to Making Macrophages

Kimm Fesenmaier
Biologists at Caltech have worked out the details of a mechanism that leads undifferentiated blood stem cells to become macrophages—immune cells that attack bacteria and other foreign pathogens.