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Caltech-led WormBase Project Awarded $14.8 Million by NIH
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.
Team Led by Caltech Wins Second $10 Million Award for Research in Molecular Programming
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.
A New Way to Replace Damaged or Missing Cells
09/16/2013

A New Way to Replace Damaged or Missing Cells

Ann Motrunich
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Caltech to Offer Online Courses through edX
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.
A Home for the Microbiome
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.
Arnold Appointed New Director of Rosen Bioengineering Center
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.
A Secret to Making Macrophages
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.
New Research Sheds Light on M.O. of Unusual RNA Molecules
07/04/2013

New Research Sheds Light on M.O. of Unusual RNA Molecules

Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of researchers led by newly arrived Caltech biologist Mitchell Guttman and Kathrin Plath of UCLA, has figured out how some RNA molecules take advantage of their position within the 3-D structure of genomic material to home in on targets.
Biology Commencement 2013
06/27/2013

Biology Commencement 2013

Julia Boucher
Commencement 2013 Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97774365%40N02/
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Caltech Seniors Receive Fulbright Fellowships
06/13/2013

Caltech Seniors Receive Fulbright Fellowships

Kathy Svitil
Three graduating Caltech seniors, Alex Wang, Joy Xie, and Philip Kong, have been selected to receive 2013–2014 Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies abroad.