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Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two
12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lorinda Dajose
An update on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, two years after the Chens announced their historic gift to Caltech
A rendering of the Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
Learning from Mistakes
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
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Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies
11/29/2018

Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Elise Cutts
The same behavior that drives fruit flies to interrupt your picnic helps scientists understand how animals use sensory inputs to make decisions.
Trajectory of a fruit fly as it finds food
Helping the Blind to Navigate
11/27/2018

Helping the Blind to Navigate

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech neuroscientists combine augmented reality devices and computer vision algorithms to assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar environments.
photo of a person wearing augmented reality glasses
Choosing a Career as an Immune Cell
11/16/2018

Choosing a Career as an Immune Cell

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists have now identified the complex role a particular protein plays in helping stem cells develop into T-lymphocytes, powerful immune cells.
A heat map of gene expression
Symposium Marks 10 Years of Caltech-City of Hope Partnership
11/13/2018

Symposium Marks 10 Years of Caltech-City of Hope Partnership

Emily Velasco
Caltech and City of Hope's Biomedical Research Initiative has reached its 10th anniversary and has funded 53 projects.
A thematic graphic showing the concept of medical engineering
Picking Fights with Fruit Flies
11/08/2018

Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

Lorinda Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.
Gut Bacteria Influence Movement in Flies
10/24/2018

Gut Bacteria Influence Movement in Flies

Lorinda Dajose
A new study shows how a bacterial product in the Drosophila gut is necessary for proper motor function.
photo of two fruit flies facing each other
Faculty Join Caltech
10/10/2018

Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond
Time-Traveling Illusion Tricks the Brain
10/08/2018

Time-Traveling Illusion Tricks the Brain

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers show how sound can retroactively induce an optical illusion.
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