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04/27/2000

Parsons Foundation Grants Caltech $2 Million

Jill Perry
Caltech is awarded a $2 million grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for the purchase of scientific computer equipment for the Biomolecular Structures Laboratory.
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01/31/2000

Caltech president David Baltimore named winner of 1999 National Medal of Science

David Baltimore, president of the California Institute of Technology, has been named by President Clinton as a recipient of the 1999 National Medal of Science. The award was announced today (Monday, January 31) at the White House.
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01/24/2000

The potential of stem cells to be the focus of 2000 Biology Forum

Robert Tindol
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11/01/1999

Caltech Receives $10 Million to Establish Bren Professors Endowment

Jill Perry
The Donald Bren Foundation of Newport Beach has awarded the?California Institute of Technology a $10 million grant to establish named?professorships to support Caltech's ambitious Biological Sciences?Initiative.
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10/21/1999

Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA of cells dramatically increase with aging, Caltech study shows

Robert Tindol
Certain effects of aging could be caused by mutations in the DNA molecules of the energy-producing engines of cells known as mitochondria, according to new research from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Milan.
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09/27/1999

A heart medication is found effectivein treating skin cancer, Caltech researchers discover

Robert Tindol

Researchers have discovered that one type of drug used for human heart disease can inhibit the growth of skin cancer cells.

04/28/1999

A unique class of neurons in humans and apes that may participate in cognition, volition, and self-awareness discovered by researchers

Robert Tindol
Clusters of large neurons found exclusively in the brains of humans and other primates closely related to humans may provide these species with enhanced capacities for solving hard problems, as well as for self-control and self-awareness.
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04/28/1999

Caltech biologists reveal structure of protein responsible for weight loss in cancer and AIDS patients

Robert Tindol

Caltech biologists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a protein that causes wasting in cancer and AIDS patients. The discovery could lead to new strategies for controlling weight loss in patients with devastating illnesses-and conversely, perhaps new strategies for fighting obesity.