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Caltech's "Secrets" to Success
02/10/2014

Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Allison Benter
Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?
Caltech-Developed Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising
02/09/2014

Caltech-Developed Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising

Kimm Fesenmaier
"The method that we developed has now been validated in the most natural possible setting in a mouse," says David Baltimore, president emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at Caltech.
A Detailed Look at HIV in Action
01/30/2014

A Detailed Look at HIV in Action

Katie Neith
Researchers at Caltech are the first to have utilized high-resolution electron microscopy to look at HIV infection within the actual tissue of an infected organism, providing perhaps the most detailed characterization yet of HIV infection in the gut.
Worry on the Brain
01/30/2014

Worry on the Brain

Katie Neith
Caltech researchers have pinpointed the neural circuitry that promotes stress-induced anxiety.
Fighting Flies
01/16/2014

Fighting Flies

Katie Neith
According to the latest studies from the fly laboratory of Caltech biologist David Anderson, male fruit flies fight more than their female counterparts because they have special cells in their brains that promote fighting. These cells appear to be absent in the brains of female fruit flies.
Two fruit flies fighting
Bacterial "Syringe" Necessary for Marine Animal Development
01/14/2014

Bacterial "Syringe" Necessary for Marine Animal Development

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"It was a tremendous surprise that the agent that drives metamorphosis is such an elaborate, well-organized injection machine," says coauthor Grant Jensen.
A rendered image of the porcupine-like array of phage tail-like contractile structures in P. luteoviolacea bacteria.
Caltech Cell Biologist Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
12/12/2013

Caltech Cell Biologist Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Kathy Svitil
Alexander Varshavsky was honored for "his discovery of the critical molecular determinants and biological functions of intracellular protein degradation," according to the award citation.
Probiotic Therapy Alleviates Autism-like Behaviors in Mice
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.
Focusing on Faces
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.
New Department of Medical Engineering Added by the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science
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.