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10/08/2012

Traveling with Purpose

Katie Neith
Years spent studying HIV in the lab were beginning to make Pamela Bjorkman feel disconnected from the possible impact of her work. So this summer she visited India, spending time with HIV-positive women and others who are at risk.
10/03/2012

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

Kathy Svitil
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2012–2013 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
10/02/2012

Caltech Biologist Named MacArthur Fellow

Katie Neith
Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiology expert at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) whose studies of human gut bacteria have revealed new insights into how these microbes can be beneficial, was named a MacArthur Fellow and awarded a five-year, $500,000 “no strings attached” grant.
09/26/2012

Ready for Your Close-Up?

Katie Neith
Previous studies have examined how our social judgments of pictures of people are influenced by factors such as whether the person is smiling or frowning, but until now one factor has never been investigated: the distance between the photographer and the subject.
09/25/2012

Two Caltech Researchers Receive NIH Director's Awards

Katie Neith
Two members of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) faculty have been given National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Awards. The awards are administered through the NIH's Common Fund, which provides support for research deemed to be both innovative and risky.
09/20/2012

Moving Targets

Katie Neith
With the help of some tiny worms, researchers at Caltech have gained new insight into the highly complex task of migrating cells.
08/28/2012

Modeling the Genes for Development

Marcus Woo
Caltech biologists have created the first predictive computational model of gene networks that control the development of sea-urchin embryos.
07/17/2012

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of Link between Immune Irregularities and Autism

Kimm Fesenmaier

A study suggests that changes in an overactive immune system can contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice, and that in some cases, this activation can be related to what a developing fetus experiences in the womb.

07/12/2012

Caltech Receives Gift from Sackler Foundation to Advance Biomedical Science Research

Michael Rogers

. Now, an endowment established by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation will strengthen the Caltech-UCLA partnership and advance the Baltimore lab’s interdisciplinary research into areas where mathematics and engineering converge with biology.

07/10/2012

Caltech Biologist Stephen Mayo Named Inaugural Bowes Division Chair

Michael Rogers

Stephen L. Mayo, chair of the Division of Biology and Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry at Caltech, has been named the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation Division Chair. The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, based in San Francisco, endowed the new division leadership chair with a $5 million gift, supplemented by an additional $2.5 million provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Matching Program.