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05/07/2003

Why Fearful Animals Flee--or Freeze

Marcus Woo
Mapping and manipulating the neural circuits involved in such innate behaviors as fear.
04/17/2003

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.
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04/08/2003

Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Six Caltech professors recently received Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2003.
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03/01/2003

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."
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02/12/2003

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.
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12/23/2002

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.
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12/20/2002

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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