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10/22/2002

Caltech Professor Awarded Wilson Medal for Insights Into the Life Cycle of Cells

Alexander Varshavsky receives Wilson award for his research on ubiquitin.

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09/23/2002

Humans and chimps have 95 percent DNA compatibility, not 98.5 percent, research shows

Genetic studies for decades have estimated that humans and chimpanzees possess genomes that are about 98.5 percent similar. In other words, of the three billion base pairs along the DNA helix, nearly 99 of every 100 would be exactly identical.

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09/20/2002

Five Caltech Faculty Members Elected to Membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced that five members of the Caltech faculty have been elected to membership in the academy for contributions to their respective scientific fields.
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08/07/2002

Caltech Researcher Granted $500,000 Career Award

As a young medical student, Matthew Porteus recalls his frustration when admitting his first patient with chronic pain caused by sickle-cell anemia. There was little medicine could do to help her in a sustained and meaningful way. The experience influenced his decision to study the basic mechanisms of "gene targeting," one possible way to cure such diseases, which are caused by a single mutation in a cell. Now Porteus will be assisted in his studies thanks to a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
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04/23/2002

New Clues to the Processing of Memories

Function of a known pathway to memory in the brain is explained.
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04/12/2002

Gaining a Better Understanding of the Brain

Jill Perry
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