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02/07/2019

This is a Neuron on Nicotine

Lorinda Dajose
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out.
A glowing cell
02/04/2019

Watson Lecture Preview: Plant Growth—How Stem Cells Make Stems

In a February 13 Watson Lecture, Elliot Meyerowitz will describe how leaves and flowers appear at angles of roughly 140 degrees, answering questions that long have intrigued mathematically inclined biologists and revealing surprising modes of communication between plant stem cells.
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01/28/2019

How the Body Fights Cancer and Intruders

Lori Dajose
Individualized cancer therapies are improved, thanks to two new methods for characterizing the immune system.
T cells surround a cancer cell
01/24/2019

Synthetic Chemistry Takes Anti-Cancer Compounds out of the Sea Slug and into the Lab

Emily Velasco
A research team led by Brian Stoltz has invented a new method for creating the bis-THIQ class of compounds.
A black-and-white sea slug crawls over an ocean bottom.
12/19/2018

Researchers Make World's Smallest Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board with DNA

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Lulu Qian have developed new dynamic DNA origami technology
An artist's rendering of a game of tic-tac-toe played with DNA tiles
12/19/2018

Lessons on Human Genome Editing: a Conversation with David Baltimore

Lori Dajose
An international summit to discuss human genome editing took place from November 27–29, 2018, amid a surprising report that the first-ever genetically modified babies had been born.
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12/18/2018

Regulating the Rapidly Developing Fruit Fly

Lori Dajose
What once seemed like a hasty mistake in gene transcription turns out to be a useful program for a developing fly embryo.
A Drosophila embryo at the point of cellularization, when it changes from a single
12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lori 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.
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
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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