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David Baltimore and Seymour Benzer awarded honorary degrees from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
12/10/1999

David Baltimore and Seymour Benzer awarded honorary degrees from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Sue McHugh
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Caltech Receives $10 Million to Establish Bren Professors Endowment
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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Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA of cells dramatically increase with aging, Caltech study shows
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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A heart medication is found effectivein treating skin cancer, Caltech researchers discover
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.

Gene linked to human kidney disease is also responsible for mating in roundworms
09/22/1999

Gene linked to human kidney disease is also responsible for mating in roundworms

Robert Tindol
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A unique class of neurons in humans and apes that may participate in cognition, volition, and self-awareness discovered by researchers
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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Caltech biologists reveal structure of protein responsible for weight loss in cancer and AIDS patients
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.

Alice Huang Receives Achievement Award
04/05/1999

Alice Huang Receives Achievement Award

Sue McHugh
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Caltech Receives $1.4 Million for L. K. Whittier Gene Expression Center
03/25/1999

Caltech Receives $1.4 Million for L. K. Whittier Gene Expression Center

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Caltech discovers genetic process for controlling plant characteristics
03/17/1999

Caltech discovers genetic process for controlling plant characteristics

Robert Tindol

Caltech biologists have harnessed a gene communication network that controls the size and shape of a flowering land plant. The discovery is a fundamental advancement in understanding the processes that make plants what they are. The knowledge could also lead to greater control over certain characteristics of plants such as fruit size and stem durability.