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New Insights into Early Embryonic Development
05/11/2020

New Insights into Early Embryonic Development

Lori Dajose
New insights into the architecture of embryos at a crucial period of development may explain why some pregnancies fail at an early stage.
Illustration of an egg-shaped embryo with a layer of cells
Seeing Through Opaque Media
05/11/2020

Seeing Through Opaque Media

Robert Perkins
A new technique could one day allow researchers to peer inside living flesh
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Understanding Congenital Heart Defects, One Chicken at a Time
05/04/2020

Understanding Congenital Heart Defects, One Chicken at a Time

Lori Dajose
A new study reveals the genetic code that reprograms certain stem cells to behave like other stem cells
A chicken embryo heart with neural crest cells labeled in green
Two Faculty Members Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences
04/30/2020

Two Faculty Members Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Emily Velasco
Doris Tsao (BS '96) and John Brady are joined by five Caltech alumni this year.
The seal of the National Academy of Sciences
Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus
04/27/2020

Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus

Whitney Clavin
Behavioral economist Colin Camerer talks about washing hands, telecommuting, and other habits emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo of hand washing.
High-Throughput Method Speeds Discovery of Improved Vectors For Gene Delivery To Diverse Brain Cell Types
04/20/2020

High-Throughput Method Speeds Discovery of Improved Vectors For Gene Delivery To Diverse Brain Cell Types

Lori Dajose
A cellular delivery system becomes even more precise
Glowing brain vasculature is made possible through
An Invisible Threat
04/06/2020

An Invisible Threat

Whitney Clavin
The coronavirus pandemic has caused our anxiety-producing brain circuits to go into overdrive.
Illustration of the coronavirus as an invisible threat.
Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation
03/19/2020

Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation

Emily Velasco
Caltech neuroscience researchers have uncovered how the brain decides between two types of learning-by-observation in humans.
A magnifying glass examines a computer-generated brain
Mapping Bacterial Neighborhoods in the Gut
03/10/2020

Mapping Bacterial Neighborhoods in the Gut

Lori Dajose
Location, location, location: Where bacteria take up residence in the gut determines what kind of work they do, which has a profound effect on health.
An image of bacteria within a mouse colon
Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut
02/17/2020

Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease May Originate in the Gut

Lori Dajose
A new study in mice shows that certain hallmarks of Parkinson's disease can originate in the gut and travel to the brain in an age-dependent manner.
Cells of the enteric nervous system are given colorful labels through viral vectors