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From the Break Through Campaign: The Regenerator
11/11/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: The Regenerator

The idea that a person could grow a new arm or leg sounds like a dispatch from the distant future. Caltech professor of biology Lea Goentoro chases this future in her laboratory.
Lea Goentoro
Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute
11/08/2019

Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute

Emily Velasco
A look back at the achievements of the Resnick Sustainability Institute's first decade
A lake reflects snowy mountains
From the Break Through Campaign: Science in 60 Seconds
10/25/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: Science in 60 Seconds

From geochemistry to fluid dynamics, Caltech researchers across disciplines are solving problems of human health in innovative ways. In these short videos from the The Caltech Effect, scholars explain their health-related research in sixty seconds.
image from the April 2019 issue of
Oka Receives Grant to Study Innate Brain Circuits
10/22/2019

Oka Receives Grant to Study Innate Brain Circuits

Lori Dajose
Neuroscientist Yuki Oka will investigate brain circuits using a new technology
Yuki Oka in the lab
Mending Broken Hearts with Neural Crest Cells
10/21/2019

Mending Broken Hearts with Neural Crest Cells

Lori Dajose
New research shows that certain muscle cells that originate from the embryonic hindbrain contribute to heart muscle and can revert back to a stem-cell state to repair damage in zebrafish hearts.
Colorful cells labeled in the embryonic mouse heart
Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells
10/17/2019

Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells

Lori Dajose
Scientists discover that a brain region known to control sex and violence contains rare cell types that differ in male versus female mice.
Conceptual image of male and female cells
Matt Thomson Named a Packard Fellow
10/15/2019

Matt Thomson Named a Packard Fellow

Lori Dajose
Thomson, a computational biologist, will receive $875,000 in flexible funding over five years from the Packard Foundation.
Matt Thomson
Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit
10/14/2019

Expanding Neuroscience's Toolkit

Lori Dajose
Optogenetics, the technique of manipulating individual neurons with light in order to study the brain, gets a futuristic upgrade with the help of machine learning and blood-brain-barrier crossing vectors.
Illustration of a protein
Virtual Reality for Scientists
10/04/2019

Virtual Reality for Scientists

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are getting a new look at their data with the help of virtual reality headsets.
Still from VR lung program.
Rebecca Voorhees Receives Award for High-Risk, High-Reward Research
10/01/2019

Rebecca Voorhees Receives Award for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

Lori Dajose
Voorhees's work on membrane protein complexes holds promise for one day helping to develop more specific, efficient drugs.
Rebecca Voorhees