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Why Fearful Animals Flee--or Freeze

Marcus Woo
Mapping and manipulating the neural circuits involved in such innate behaviors as fear.

New Insight Into How Flies Fly

Marcus Woo
April 18, 2003 Science paper shows that tiny insects use their wings to overcome inertia, and not--as conventional wisdom has held--friction.

Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Six Caltech professors recently received Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2003.

Caltech Professor Receives Award for Research into Mechanisms of Memory Formation

Deborah Williams-Hedges
How do we form short-term and long-term memories in the brain? A California Institute of Technology professor will try to answer this question and others. Athanassios Siapas, assistant professor of computation and neural systems, has been awarded a $445,120 grant by the James S. McDonnell Foundation for his project "Network Mechanisms of Memory Formation."

Caltech, Italian Scientists Find Human Longevity Marker

Marcus Woo
Study of centenarians showed each was five times more likely than the general population to have a similar mtDNA mutation.

Caltech, UCLA Researchers Create a New Gene Therapy for Treatment of HIV

Robert Tindol
New gene therapy that is highly effective in preventing the HIV virus.

Caltech Professor Receives McKnight Award for Brain Disease Research

Jill Perry
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience will award $300,000 over three years to California Institute of Technology biology professor Paul H. Patterson for research he is conducting on mental illness.
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