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07/23/1998

Brain cells attuned to visual nearness and farness interact to allow judgments of size, research shows

Robert Tindol
In the July 24 issue of Science, Caltech biology professor John Allman and his colleagues write that brain cells involved in vision tend to be apportioned to picking up farness or nearness. In working with rhesus monkeys trained to follow dots of varying size on a moving TV monitor, the researchers have found that the monkeys use their nearness and farness cells in tandem. Brain cells attuned to visual nearness and farness?interact to allow judgments of size, research shows July 1998 98
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07/17/1998

Professor Jose Alberola-Ila Named 1998 Pew Scholar

Sue McHugh
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07/17/1998

Professor Bruce Hay Named 1998 Ellison Medical Scholar

Sue McHugh
he California Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that Bruce Hay, assistant professor of biology, has been named a 1998 Ellison Medical Scholar as part of the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars in Aging Program. The $200,000 award will support Hay's research over the next four years.
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06/26/1998

Adhesive substance at nerve synapses is importantin memory and learning, research shows

Robert Tindol

A sticky molecule found at the junctions of brain cells may be a crucial chemical ingredient in learning and memory, neuroscientists have discovered.

06/08/1998

Parent that takes care of offspring tends to outlive the other parent, study shows

Robert Tindol

The parent who stays home to take care of the kids may be getting a good deal healthwise. New primate research from the California Institute of Technology shows that a primary caregiver tends to live longer than the other parent.

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05/29/1998

Biologists discover fundamental genetic principle governing blood vessel formation

Robert Tindol

An unsuspected but fundamental genetic rule governing the formation of the cardiovascular system has been uncovered by biologists at the California Institute of Technology. The discovery could influence the development of therapies for both cardiovascular disease and cancer.

05/12/1998

Caltech Announces $100 million Drive For Biological Sciences

The California Institute of Technology has formally announced the goal of raising $100 million in a campaign to support new initiatives in the biological sciences.
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04/16/1998

Neuroscientists locate area of brain responsible for 3-D vision

Researchers have found the brain circuitry that allows us to see the world in three dimensions even when one eye is closed.
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10/27/1997

Caltech Biologists Pin Down Chain of Reactions That Turn On the Duplication of DNA

Robert Tindol
Caltech biologists have pinpointed the sequence of reactions that triggers the duplication of DNA in cells. Caltech Biologists Pin Down Chain of Reactions That Turn On the Duplication of DNA October 1997 97
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10/26/1997

Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip

Robert Tindol
Caltech researchers have invented a "neurochip" that connects a network of living brain cells wired together to electrodes incorporated into a silicon chip. Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip October 1997 97
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