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07/22/2004

Caltech Nobel Laureate Ed Lewis Dies

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07/08/2004

Neuroscientists Demonstrate New Way to Control Prosthetic Device with Brain Signals

Robert Tindol
Another milestone has been achieved in the quest to create prosthetic devices operated by brain activity. In the July 9 issue of the journal Science, California Institute of Technology neuroscientists Sam Musallam, Brian Corneil, Bradley Greger, Hans Scherberger, and Richard Andersen report on the Andersen lab's success in getting monkeys to move the cursor on a computer screen by merely thinking about a goal they would like to achieve, and assigning a value to the goal.
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06/21/2004

"Minis" Have Mega Impact in the Brain

Researchers find that "minis"--miniature excitatory synaptic events--may play an important role in regulating protein synthesis in the brain.
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05/19/2004

The Brain Can Make Errors in Reassembling the Color and Motion of Objects

Robert Tindol
You're driving along in your car and catch a glimpse of a green SUV out of the corner of your eye. A few seconds later, you glance over, and to your surprise discover that the SUV is actually brown.
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03/25/2004

Two Caltech Faculty Receive Franklin Medals

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03/08/2004

Researchers discover fundamental scaling rule that differentiates primate and carnivore brains

Robert Tindol
Everybody from the Tarzan fan to the evolutionary biologist knows that our human brain is more like a chimpanzee's than a dog's. But is our brain also more like a tiny lemur's than a lion's?
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01/30/2004

Caltech Nobel Laureate Ed Lewisto be Feted at Campus Celebration

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11/13/2003

The length of the gaze affects human preferences, new study shows

Robert Tindol
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but a new psychophysical study from the California Institute of Technology suggests that the length of the beholding is important, too.
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09/23/2003

National Human Genome Research Institute awards $12 million, five-year grant to "WormBase"

Robert Tindol
The Caltech-led WormBase project, an ongoing multi-institutional effort to make genetic information on the experimental animal known as C. elegans freely available to the world, has been augmented with a new $12 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute. The money will be distributed over five years for ongoing work on the genome database, which since its inception in 2000 has become a major resource for biomedical researchers as well as biologists attempting to better understand individual genes and how they interrelate.
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